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The KidneyTalk™ Blog is authored by Lori Hartwell and special guest writers. Posts here feature personal stories and first-hand experiences of people living with chronic kidney disease and their families.

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A sleek nightclub with an extra-long dance floor, spectacular DJ sound and video, posh lighting, and over-the-top decorations and swag set the perfect tone for “Night on the Town,” Renal Support Network’s 24th Annual Renal Teen Prom at Giggles Nightclub in Glendale, CA, January 15, 2023. RSN Founder Lori Hartwell started the prom and has produced it for the past...
2022 has been an exciting year for all of us at Renal Support Network. Check out our top articles, videos and podcasts for 2022!   Ambient Sounds and Music for Relaxation Let your mind and body relax while listing to the comforting sounds. In the Nick of Time  Nick and Leslie’s amazing transplant journey. Get the Scoop on ‘Kidney Stuff with...
Selena Gomez’s documentary, My Mind and Me chronicles her life over a six-year period. Throughout the film are voice-overs of Selena reading from her diary. We get a glimpse of her psyche throughout the years. Watching the documentary, we see the highs and lows of her career and her everyday life as she shares her journey filled with struggles...
Oh, there's no place like Home for the holidays, 'Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine Of a friendly face For the holidays, you can't beat Home, sweet home There is a saying, “A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams.” A home is truly synonymous with “hope.” The holiday season...
When I was in third grade, my favorite subject in school was English. I loved reading books about faraway places and adored journaling about my daily adventures. The absolute best part, however, was learning new words. I proudly recited my precocious vocabulary to my ever-impressed parents, who nodded and smiled as I managed to declare the word “procedure” through...

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RSN Urges Congress to VOTE YES on H.R. 8594/S.470

H.R. 8594/S.4750 Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act The Medicare Secondary Payer provisions enacted 40 years ago protect people with ESRD against private health plans’...
CHRONICALLY HAPPY by Lori Hartwell

Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness
A book that teaches one how to cope and life a fulfilling, joyful life despite having chronic illness By Lori Hartwell, who was was diagnosed with kidney disease at age of 2.

Available in Paperback at Amazon.com and, digital or eReader via Renal Support Network

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