Independent Living with Home Dialysis

Independent Living with Home Dialysis - Kidney talk

Independent Living with Home Dialysis - kidney talkOur guest is Hasmik Mouradian, who knows about dialysis and the independence that home hemodialysis can offer. As a child with kidney disease, Hasmick was brought to the United States for treatment by her nephrologist so that she would have a better chance at life. With the help of Medical Outreach, they were successful.

Hasmik now works for the very nephrologist who noticed her in the hospital in Armenia. It was through working for him that she learned about home hemodialysis. If she could tell other dialysis patients anything, she would tell them, “Give home hemo a chance. I have control of my life, not somebody else. And that’s the greatest feeling!”


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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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