Expressions of Joy

Joy Araujo, a source of inspiration for her peers, has won RSN’s annual essay contest on multiple occasions. Through her heartfelt and insightful essays, Joy has touched the hearts of readers, sharing her life experiences and imparting wisdom as only she can. Lori, too, has faced her own set of challenges growing up with kidney disease. Together, these seasoned warriors share their approach to conquering kidney disease, how writing helps cope with emotions and the opportunity to gain valuable insights from these talented storytellers. Don’t miss out on this exciting dialogue.



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Winning Essays by Joy Araujo:
The Power of Three, Honorable Mention, 21st Annual Essay Contest
24K Magic, 3rd Place Winning Essay (Tie) 19th Annual Essay Contest
“Fly Me to the Moon” Honorable Mention, 18th Annual Essay Contest
My Mother’s Toolbox –4th Place Winner, 17th Annual Essay Contest
Unexpected Inspiration – 2nd Place Winner 16th Annual Essay Contest
Just Keep Moving – 15th Annual Essay Contest Honorable Mention
Silver Linings – 2nd Place Winner, 14th Annual Essay Contest


Hosted By Lori Hartwell

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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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