19th Annual Essay Contest Theme: “Who is Your Healthcare Hero?” This year the theme is all about the champions on your healthcare team. Tell a story about a healthcare professional who went the extra mile and improved your experience of care.
RSN looks forward to hearing these stories and honoring those who work so hard to keep everyone safe during these challenging times especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
RSN’s Annual Essay Contest provides a unique opportunity for people who are living with any stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD), including people on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients, to share their courage with the world by expressing their ideas, experiences, and most importantly, hope. And a chance to win money and bragging rights!
Lori Hartwell, RSN’s founder and president, author of Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness, and host of KidneyTalk Podcast, says, “People who live successfully with a chronic illness like kidney disease know firsthand the importance of their healthcare advocate.” She added, “The RSN Essay Contest provides those people living with kidney disease a forum where they can share their experiences with healthcare professionals who go above and beyond in the services they provide. I look forward to hearing these stories and honoring those who work so hard to keep everyone safe during these challenging times especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. The submission deadline is August 10, 2021. Winners will be announced on the week of September 21, 2021, and winning essays will be featured in RSN’s publication KidneyTalk™ Magazine and on RSNHope.org.