Don’t Clown Around with Kidney Disease!


Kathe LeBeau, Program Manager for RSN’s weKAN program, and a student in “Clown School,” went in for gallbladder surgery only to discover that her kidneys had 50% of their function. She cancelled the surgery and began a journey of self-discovery by learning about the disease. Travel her amazing path with her and learn why Kathe opted for home hemodialysis. An exciting show that reminds us to live our lives as though we didn’t have kidney disease, but observe the guidelines!


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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