PKD: It Runs in the Family

polycystic kidney disease -It Runs in the Family-Kidney-Talk

Linda Oakford - PKDWith a family history of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) – many of her family members have not made it past their 50th birthday – Linda Oakford made two life-affecting decisions in her early 20s which actually helped her meet her husband! This is an inspirational story of courage, of selflessness, and strategizing to life’s realities while finding the silver lining. Tune in for hope and courage now.

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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 Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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