The Pursuit of Happiness

life with kidney disease - kidney talk

Sally Traore - life with kidney diseaseSally Traore came to the United States all the way from West Africa at age 14 to get an education and pursue the American Dream. She started to get headaches and learned that her kidneys were failing fast and would need dialysis. Her Mom was a world away when she received the news and was grateful that her daughter could receive life saving treatment. Listen to her inspiring story of courage and her optimistic attitude as she navigates her new life with kidney disease.


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

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