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Episode 72: Kristen Hood, MSN, RN - Director of Clinical Outreach for NephCure

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 06/06/2021

Episode 74: AAKP Ambassador Brandi Nunez 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 74: AAKP Ambassador Brandi Nunez 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent's Kidney Stories

Brandi is celebrating her third kidneyversary and talks about being a PKD patient and her transplant. Her story is of interest because she is the only one in the family who has PKD. 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 73: Bernadette Fordystek Needs a Kidney Donor.  Are You The One? show art Episode 73: Bernadette Fordystek Needs a Kidney Donor. Are You The One?

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Bernadette Fordystek is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She is a CKD patient who has done just about everything she can to find a Living Donor. Kent and Bernadette's conversation centered on her difficulties finding a donor and the faith she has had to continue. Donors are very hard to come by and she reflects on her difficulties but stresses that she has a positive attitude and a faith in God that he will send a donor. Take a listen and don’t forget to subscribe and comment at the end. Let’s help Bernadette find a donor. Are YOU the one? Bernadette is registered on the Kidney...

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Kent's Kidney Stories

In this episode, Kent speaks with Kristen Hood, Director of Clinical Outreach for NephCure. She currently attending Bryan College of Health Sciences for her Doctorate in Nursing Education. Kristen’s nursing background ranges from medical-surgical nursing, neonatal nursing, labor/delivery and postpartum, pediatrics, and school nursing. During today's conversation, Kristen shares her son Logan's journey of being diagnosed and enduring Minimal Change Disease (MCD) and Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis. Kent and Kristen also talk about Nephcure and all it has to offer Kidney Warriors.  For...

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Episode 71: Ed Hickey Vice President of AAKP show art Episode 71: Ed Hickey Vice President of AAKP

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Welcome back! Kent interviews Ed Hickey, Vice President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Ed gives us valuable insight into the patient center focus at AAKP. Ed has been instrumental in dialogue with the Veterans Administration and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). He talks about his take on Veteran issues especially for those with kidney disease. Have to listen get in on some valuable information. To learn more about the American Association of Kidney Patients, go to: If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more...

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Episode 70: Nhan Phan Life Coach at Kidney Solutions show art Episode 70: Nhan Phan Life Coach at Kidney Solutions

Kent's Kidney Stories

Meet Nhan Pham, Life Coach at Kidney Solutions! Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nhan grew up in Moscow, Russia, before coming to the UK for her university studies. She's been in the UK since 2002 and is now based in London. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or register to work with Nhan, contact Kent at For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Audio Engineeer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 69 Kent Bressler's 34 Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 69 Kent Bressler's 34 Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent's Kidney Stories

We have a very special episode for you today. We are celebrating Kent Bressler's 34 year Kidney Transplant anniversary! Our Audio Engineer, Jason steps in front of the microphone and interviews Kent as he reflects on his transplant and the gift, his brother Kip blessed him with. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this special 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 Audio Engineeer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 68: Amanda Grandinetti, Kidney Warrior & Doctoral Candidate show art Episode 68: Amanda Grandinetti, Kidney Warrior & Doctoral Candidate

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In this episode, Kent speaks with Amanda Grandinetti, a double transplant recipient who has battled Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) since she was in her teens. She is a doctoral candidate and has been in the kidney advocacy space for nearly her whole life. 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 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

Kent's Kidney Stories

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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In this episode, Kent speaks with Kristen Hood, Director of Clinical Outreach for NephCure. She currently attending Bryan College of Health Sciences for her Doctorate in Nursing Education. Kristen’s nursing background ranges from medical-surgical nursing, neonatal nursing, labor/delivery and postpartum, pediatrics, and school nursing.

During today's conversation, Kristen shares her son Logan's journey of being diagnosed and enduring Minimal Change Disease (MCD) and Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis. Kent and Kristen also talk about Nephcure and all it has to offer Kidney Warriors. 

For more information on Nephcure, click here. 

If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at [email protected]

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

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez