A Miracle in Every Breath

Marc Smolowitz - a miracle-in-every-breath-KidneyTalk - kidney talks

Twin sisters Ana and Isa, both born with cystic fibrosis (CF), have had three double-lung transplants between them and are the picture of resilience and fortitude. Academy Award nominated producer Marc Smolowitz, who directed the newly released documentary film “THE POWER OF TWO”, discusses the highlights of the film with Lori, about Ana and Isa’s quest to advocate and educate their peers, especially in Japan where CF is rare, and organ transplantation is a cultural taboo. This film will be screened in “DocuWeeks 2011”, which qualifies documentary films for consideration for the Academy Awards. Vist The Power of Two to learn more about the film.

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

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