It’s Not the Pollyanna Attitude!

change the perception of performers with disability - Richard Redlin

Holocaust survivor and famous Author, Viktor Frankl says; “…Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” It would seem Richard Redlin has made this a philosophy. At the young age of 22, Richard’s promising life was changed forever. He became a paraplegic, and was told his life was over. Just as he managed to prove the world wrong, he was stricken with kidney disease, to put it lightly. That was 16 years ago. Richard Redlin is now an accomplished Certified Hypnotherapist, Health Coach, Speaker, Producer, Writer, Director, Actor, and the list goes on. Richard says he intends to, “change the perception of performers with disability, which is a weak one, to a powerful one, which is Producer / Writer / Director.”

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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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