By the Way…’I Have Kidney Disease’


Aaron_Lee_BattleOften compared to Nat King Cole, the famed Broadway star, Aaron Lee Battle is a spectacular and charismatic singer. Most would say he was “born to sing.” But not only is he a singer, he is also an actor, known for his critically acclaimed cabaret show, “Step Right Up.” Plus he dances too! And by way… he has kidney disease. Some would automatically throw in the towel and give up the showbiz life. Not Aaron. He continues to shine bright on stage in spite of…

Aaron strikes out to prove to the world that “kidney disease is not the end of life, and that you can go on and you CAN have a future.” Don’t miss this week’s inspiring show—you just might get a chance to hear why Aaron is considered the next Nat King Cole.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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