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Episode 47: Armand Halter - Be Your Own Advocate

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 11/30/2020

Episode 67: Fouad T. Chebib, M.D. Mayo Clinic Nephrologist show art Episode 67: Fouad T. Chebib, M.D. Mayo Clinic Nephrologist

Kent's Kidney Stories

Dr. Fouad T. Chebib, is a nephrologist, with Mayo Clinic. His clinical focus includes expertise in the management of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and its complications. Kent and Dr. Chebib discuss genetic testing in this episode. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 66: AAKP Ambassador Toni Martin's 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 66: AAKP Ambassador Toni Martin's 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent's Kidney Stories

Kent interviews Toni Martin a two-time kidney transplant recipient. Toni discusses her journey with kidney disease and touches on her role as an advocate. Another in a series of AAKP Kidney anniversaries. Click  for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 65: Jason Hale - Built to Last show art Episode 65: Jason Hale - Built to Last

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Jason has what we call “grit”. He has had two transplants in his lifetime. His kidney disease began at the age of 8. He was on dialysis for a long time before his second transplant. There is always hope for a transplant if you don’t believe us listen to Jason’s story. Kent has a great talk with Jason Hale If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 64: AAKP Ambassador Becky Ronkowski’s 21 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 64: AAKP Ambassador Becky Ronkowski’s 21 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

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Kent talks with Becky Ronkowski about her kidney transplant anniversary. Hear how she traveled through FSGS and transplant. She also talks about her spouse be her living donor. Click  for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 63: Dr. Eliot Heher - Transplant Nephrologist show art Episode 63: Dr. Eliot Heher - Transplant Nephrologist

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Kent interviews a friend and co-founder of Square knot Health, Inc. Dr. Eliot Heher is from the Boston, Mass area. He is a transplant nephrologist with a penchant for wanting to see patients receive a transplant before they have to undergo dialysis. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 62: AAKP Ambassador Robert Friedman’s 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 62: AAKP Ambassador Robert Friedman’s 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

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Kent and AAKP celebrate Robert (Bob) Friedman's Kidneyversary. Bob is a very knowledgeable Kidney Warrior and imparts some valuable information about kidney transplant and kidney disease in general. A delight to listen to and thanks to Bob for coming on. Click for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  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 61  Lisa Baxter - Pearls of Wisdom from a Kidney Warrior show art Episode 61 Lisa Baxter - Pearls of Wisdom from a Kidney Warrior

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent has a conversation with the one and only. Lisa Baxter. She endured dialysis for 12 years until she received "the call." Listen in, as Lisa shares her story and shares some pearls of wisdom for all Kidney Warriors.  Don't forget to subscribe to the Lisa Baxter Show . If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at [email protected] For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 60: Peter Maag, PhD Executive Chairman of CareDx show art Episode 60: Peter Maag, PhD Executive Chairman of CareDx

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Kent has an open conversation with Peter Maag, PhD, the current Executive Chairman of the Board of CareDx. Mr. Maag has been instrumental in the growth of CareDx and shares the company's focus on pre and post-transplant care with an emphasis on data use and the human element of the transplant continuum of care. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at [email protected] For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent BresslerProducer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 59: AAKP Ambassador Charles Cranford’s 10th Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 59: AAKP Ambassador Charles Cranford’s 10th Transplant Anniversary Special

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Charles Cranford worked for the Federal Government for just over 40 years and retired as the Director of the Eastern Management Development Center in Shepherdstown, WV. He is a native of Chicago and was transplanted 10 years ago at Johns Hopkins. His wife is a living donor and he's eternally grateful for her generosity and love. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at [email protected] For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at Host: Kent BresslerProducer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 58  AAKP Ambassador Lana Schmidt’s 5th Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 58 AAKP Ambassador Lana Schmidt’s 5th Transplant Anniversary Special

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Kent talks with Lana Schmidt on her kidney transplant anniversary. After being diagnosed with an uncommon disease called , she endured dialysis for 13 years. She received a kidney transplant using a specialized drug, Eculizumab (Soliris), because of her high antibodies. She has been a long time kidney advocate and is on the American Association of Kidney Patients Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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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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. 

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

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez