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Episode 81: Sejal Patel Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 09/30/2021

Episode 96: Marana Vradenburg Needs A Kidney Donor.                                show art Episode 96: Marana Vradenburg Needs A Kidney Donor.

Kent's Kidney Stories

Marana was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 9 years old. 15 years ago, it took her sight, and now she is living with only 13% kidney function and now need a kidney transplant. She is an athlete trained in Brazilian JiuJitsu and active as a personal trainer and nutrition coach for those who are pursuing healthier lifestyles. She loves staying active and volunteering with injured and disabled veterans. However, low energy levels along with fatigue from kidney disease have severely compromised her ability to do so. Are YOU the one? If you would like to learn more about becoming a donor...

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Episode 95: Paul Conway, Past President of AAKP & Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 95: Paul Conway, Past President of AAKP & Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Kent talks with his friend Paul Conway, the Chair of Policy and Global Affairs and the past President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Paul has managed kidney disease for 40 years including nearly 3 years on home dialysis and is the recipient of a deceased kidney donor of over 23 years. Click  for more information on AAKP. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at [email protected] For more information about Kidney Solutions, visit us...

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Episode 94: Martin Hughes Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One? show art Episode 94: Martin Hughes Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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Martin Hughes is the father of two adult children and an uncle to many nieces and nephews. He has spent the last 20 years working with formerly homeless families and individuals as a site director.  He would like to establish his own nonprofit agency to continue to help the homeless population in New York City. Martin is in need of a Living Kidney Donor. Can you help? Are YOU the one? Martin is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at  Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY. If you would like to learn more about becoming a donor for Martin, please contact Kidney...

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Episode 93: Michael Etheridge Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One? show art Episode 93: Michael Etheridge Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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Today’s interview is with Rinki and Michael Etheridge are an extraordinary team. Michael needs a kidney donor as his current transplanted kidney is in danger of failure. Rinki has taken on the daunting task of finding that donor. Rinki talks about how difficult it is to be a caregiver. She gives valuable insight into what it is like to watch the love of her life struggle. Listen in as this tough young caregiver tells her story. Michael is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at  UCSF Health in San Francisco, CA. For more information, call 415-353-1551. If you would...

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Episode 92: Nancy Orman, Author & Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 92: Nancy Orman, Author & Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Nancy’s kidney donor was her son Scott. She has known tragedy in the loss of one of her sons and has battled Multiple Sclerosis and Kidney Failure coming out on top. Her undying faith is gently expressed in her book called Stronger Than I Thought. Listen in and enjoy a wonderful conversation with author Nancy Ormon. Learn more about Nancy and purchase Stronger Than I Thought, at   For questions regarding this episode, contact Kent at [email protected] Learn more about Kidney Solutions and our weekly Support Group, at Join in the conversation about all things Kidney, on...

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Episode 91: Quinton Johnson Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One? show art Episode 91: Quinton Johnson Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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Kent gets the opportunity to podcast with Quinton Johnson. Quinton has been diabetic since 6 years of age and received a pancreas/kidney transplant s a few years back. The pancreas has now failed and unfortunately, his diabetes is back and now his kidney is failing. He is actively looking for a living donor. Being 30+ years with Type 1 Diabetes and Kidney Disease is difficult. His attitude is fantastic and he is taking care of himself. If he gets a living donor he will NOT have to go on dialysis. Can you help? Are YOU the one? Quinton is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at the...

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Episode 90: Shane Blanchard 3 Time Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 90: Shane Blanchard 3 Time Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Shane Blanchard was born at the University of Iowa in 1974. He was diagnosed with Eagle-Barrett Syndrome, commonly known as Prune Belly Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder. He has undergone 50 operations including three kidney transplants. His first at the age of 21 lasted 24 years. His second from his brother lasted only a month. He just received his third transplant via a paired exchange program. He never gave up.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For...

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Episode 89: Rahwa Daniel Needs A Kidney Donor.  Are YOU The One? show art Episode 89: Rahwa Daniel Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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Kent met Rahwa Daniel on Clubhouse just a couple of months ago. She is a daughter of African immigrants and her kidney journey story is one of great interest. She explains her shock at getting sick at a very young age and finding out that she had FSGS. She had a very rocky course with dialysis and has had multiple transplants. She is actively looking for a living kidney donor so she can get on with her life. Rahwa’s story exemplifies what many CKD patients experience and makes us realize the importance of early detection in managing CKD. Are YOU the one? Rahwa is registered on the Kidney...

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Episode 88: Catherine Campbell Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One? show art Episode 88: Catherine Campbell Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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Catherine Campbell has passionately dedicated her life as a nurse, caring for others.  Now it’s Catherine who needs a hero who is willing to become a living donor.  As a wife, Mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, her life has been challenged by End-Stage Renal Disease.    Catherine is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at Mayo Clinic Transplant in Phoenix, AZ.  Kidney Donor Program:  480-342-2000 If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions...

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Episode 87: Myles Jackson - Mindset Mentor, Wellness Advocate, & Author show art Episode 87: Myles Jackson - Mindset Mentor, Wellness Advocate, & Author

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Myles "MJay" Jackson is the owner of New Image Wellness Co, an in-person and online personal trainer, and head strength and conditioning coach at Atlanta Technical College. Myles works as a Mindset Mentor, Wellness Advocate, and Author to meet his clients where they are and work with them to break free of the habits, routines, and behaviors that keeps them emotionally, mentally, and physically from living their healthiest life. Myles is an expert in performance enhancement training, weight loss, functional fitness and wellness related behavior change, and leans on his...

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After she finished medical school, Sejal Patel learned she needed a new kidney and pancreas to survive.  Sejal received the gift of life and decided to use her medical degree to go into clinical research and work in transplant nephrology to help others like herself.  Now her donated kidney is failing.  She looks forward to a transplant so she can continue caring for patients via the medical field.

Sajel is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at Mayo Clinic Transplant in Phoenix, AZ.  Kidney Donor Program:  480-342-2000

If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at [email protected]

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

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez