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kidney disease advocate - kidney talk

kidney disease advocate - kidney talkThat is the description that Bill Dant, a pioneer in kidney disease gives to his first dialysis machine, in August 1977. His first hand knowledge and attitude, in 3 decades of living with CKD has changed from denial to kidney disease advocate and being chronically persistent. Listen and learn why he says that “Whether you live or die is your responsibility.”

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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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