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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Do you want to have a positive impact on your community and on your country? There’s an easy way to do it. It’s by casting your vote! By voting, you gain the power to decide the quality of life you want for yourself and for future generations. Regardless of what side you are on, if you don’t vote you’re letting...
My daughter, Jenna, has lived with a transplanted kidney for nearly three years. We found her a living donor through social media. My sister, Bonnie, has been on dialysis for five years, and I am helping her search for a kidney donor. She has recently become a grandmother, and wants to be more involved with her family, and free...
Michael Anthony Hermogeno will turn 50 in October. He’s a professional photographer who has worked with celebrities that include actor David Hasselhoff and Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame. Michael is also a family man who at age 30 married his bride and became a father three years later. “It finally happened,” he says. And thanks to his parents,...
Rachel Cluthe’s day starts early, often before the sun rises. As her husband, Jason, leaves for work, she stays busy raising her two daughters, Emma and Elissa. Meeting the needs of a 4-year-old while home-schooling a 10-year-old is in itself a full-time job, but Rachel also holds down a demanding full-time job in the oil and gas industry. Fortunate...
As you may know, when you make a 911 call from a standard landline phone, they know your location. This is because landlines are fixed locations and that information is sent to 911 when you make a call. The phone company handles all this automatically. With the introduction of VoIP (voice over IP or "over the Internet") phones, all that's needed...

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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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