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Episode 34: AAKP Advocate Margaret Baggett 11th Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 09/10/2020

Episode 56: Ivey Dennen - Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient show art Episode 56: Ivey Dennen - Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient

Kent's Kidney Stories

Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent has a conversation with  Ivey Dennen about her kidney/pancreas transplant. Ivey had been a type one diabetic for several years before her double organ transplant. Listen in, as Ivey shares how it came about and how she has progressed. You will be amazed. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at kent.bressler@kidneysolutions.org For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 55: Chelsea Roman - A Positive Attitude Will See You Through show art Episode 55: Chelsea Roman - A Positive Attitude Will See You Through

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with Chelsea Roman. She shares her inspirational journey to kidney transplant. Chelsea has battled major health concerns with her kidneys since birth. She celebrated the one year anniversary of her kidney transplant in November of 2020. She also reflects on when she received the call for her transplant and what she does to show appreciation for this tremendous gift. She is now back at work, with as a Patient Consultant.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney...

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Episode 54: Jason Nunez 1 Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 54: Jason Nunez 1 Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with our Audio Engineer/Producer, Jason Nunez. He endured Peritoneal Dialysis and a Right Foot Below-the-Knee Amputation before receiving the gift of life with a Kidney Transplant on 01/16/20. Kent and Jason have a great conversation about Jason’s Kidney Journey, his return to full-time work after 4 years, testing positive for COVID-19, and much more! Follow Jason’s Kidney Journey on his .  Tune in to 2 Guys 6 Kidneys with Jason and his fellow Kidney Warrior Rich Thames on the Urban Health Media Outreach and pages. They have a wide...

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Episode 53: AAKP Ambassador Curtis Warfield’s 5th Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 53: AAKP Ambassador Curtis Warfield’s 5th Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Curtis Warfield. He is a typical CKD patient with a great story about his journey to dialysis and transplant. Kent finds out that he has personal views about the need to be your own advocate. We join in celebrating Curtis' 5 year Kidney Transplant Anniversary!  If you or someone you know would like to be spotlighted on an episode of Kent’s Kidney Stories on your Kidney Transplant Anniversary contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent BresslerProducer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 52  Chance & Ashleigh Eckert Husband and Wife + Kidney Transplant Recipient and Living Donor show art Episode 52 Chance & Ashleigh Eckert Husband and Wife + Kidney Transplant Recipient and Living Donor

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with Chance and Ashleigh Eckert about preemptive living donor transplants. Chance was diagnosed with FSGS in his early twenties, while he was in college. He received a transplant five months ago at the age of 28. They share their transplant journey. The Eckert's are an inspiring young couple! Click play and let's hear their incredible story.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent BresslerProducer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 51: U.S. Senate Approval of Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage show art Episode 51: U.S. Senate Approval of Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage

Kent's Kidney Stories

Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent records a podcast while on his morning walk. He reflects on the monumental news of the U.S. Senate approval of immunosuppressive drug coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent BresslerProducer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 50: Bruce Craft - 50 Years Post Kidney Transplant show art Episode 50: Bruce Craft - 50 Years Post Kidney Transplant

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Welcome back! In today’s milestone episode, Kent speaks with his friend and President of Kidney Solutions Board of Directors, Bruce Craft.  He received his Kidney Transplant from his Sister, nearly 50 years ago from his sister! Bruce shares his experience thus far as a transplant recipient. Later in the episode, our Producer Jason joins in the episode. As a recent kidney transplant recipient, Jason took the opportunity to pick Bruce and Kent’s brian and asked them to provide some insight for newly transplanted patients.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this...

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Episode 49: Kent Talks about Testing for Rejection with Shephalie, Michelle, and Mike from Natera show art Episode 49: Kent Talks about Testing for Rejection with Shephalie, Michelle, and Mike from Natera

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with Shephalie, Michelle, and Mike from Natera about the benefits of Prospera when a Transplant Patient is faced with testing for Rejection. Kent and his wonderful guests help unpack Prospera and all that this Rejection Assessment Tool has to offer. We learn: How is Prospera used? Does it require a biopsy? What research has gone into this test? Much more! For more information on Prospera, click If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host:...

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Episode 48: Let’s Talk about Genetic Testing With Christine & Trudy of Natera show art Episode 48: Let’s Talk about Genetic Testing With Christine & Trudy of Natera

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with Christine and Trudy from Natera. At the beginning of the episode, Kent shares a profound message from Matthew Rabinowitz, Founder of Natera. We learn quite a bit about genetic testing, such as: What are the benefits of genetic testing?" How much does testing cost will my insurance cover it? How will knowing this information help my family members? And much more! For more information on Natera Genetic Testing, click If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney...

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Episode 47: Armand Halter - Be Your Own Advocate show art Episode 47: Armand Halter - Be Your Own Advocate

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks to his friend, Armand Halter. Armand initially learned that his kidneys were failing after donating blood. He endured Peritoneal Dialysis for 3 years. During this time, Armand worked and traveled. We learn a very unique aspect of Armand’s transplant. He and Kent reflect on the emotions that are tied to receiving a Kidney Transplant. Later in the episode, we learn about the wonderful work Armand is doing with the National Kidney Foundation's Peer Mentoring program.  Mentioned on the episode: For more information on Kidney Solutions,...

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with AAKP’s Advocate, Margaret Baggett. She began Peritoneal Dialysis in October of 2008 and received “the call” in September of 2009 that she was going to receive a Kidney Transplant from a Deceased Donor. Margaret’s husband Bill joins in the conversation and the fun as well. Margaret’s story is one that brings hope to those who are in need of a Kidney Transplant later in life. There is always hope. She reflects on her time at AAKP Conventions and the events leading to receiving the phone call, her Transplant, and much much more! 

If you or someone you know would like to be spotlighted on an episode of a Kent’s Kidney Stories on your Kidney Transplant Anniversary contact Kent at kent.bressler@kidneysolutions.org

For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at www.kidneysolutions.org

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez