Preparing to Survive

Preparing to Survive-Kidney-Talk

Risa Simon is a talented writer and took 1st place in the Renal Support Network’s 11th Annual Essay Contest. She knew that she carried the gene for polycystic kidney disease and that one day it would cause her kidneys to fail. Risa shares her journey of preparing to survive kidney disease, explaining how she advocated for herself so she could get the best possible care and a preemptive kidney transplant. Her goal in telling her story is to help others take action and shift their fate.

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Hosted by Lori Hartwell

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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