Family Ties


These days life seems so much busier than it used to with full schedules, cell phones, and instant messaging. How do you juggle everything in your life: family, job, marriage and/or dating, exercise, and your health?

This week on KidneyTalk Lori and Stephen talk with Martinlow Spaulding, a kidney patient who juggles all of the above creatively and admirably. He hasn’t let kidney disease stop him from being a great husband to his loving and supportive wife Elaine, or Daddy to his six (yes, we said 6!) very active kids: Olivia, Andrew, Anna, Elizabeth, Emma, and Amy. He makes time for dates with his wife and each one of his children. On top of a hectic family schedule, Martinlow also is an active advocate for the Renal Support Network as well as his regional renal network (Network 9/10).

Tune in to your favorite online radio station and listen as Martinlow shares his secret to successful living as a family man. These family ties are ribbons of love!


You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

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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