Kent’s Kidney Stories is hosted by Kent Bressler, a Registered Nurse, AAKP Board of Director, Ambassador, Kidney Transplant Recipient, and Vice President of Kidney Solutions. He will share his journey, some insight he has learned, and interview fellow Kidney Warriors and leaders in the Kidney Community.

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 kent.bressler@kidneysolutions.org

Host: Kent Bressler  Producer: Jason Nunez

In today’s episode, Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Laura Ellsworth. She was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease when she was a Senior in High School. Laura shares her experience of feeling the effects of CKD leading up to receiving her transplant from a very special person. Kent and Laura also talk about Preemptive Transplants, the importance of having Health Insurance as a Transplant Recipient, and much more! Please join us in congratulating Laura on her Kidney Transplant Anniversary!

Host: Kent Bressler  Producer: Jason Nunez

In today’s episode, Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Brandy Webster. Brandy lives in Utah with her wife Lyndzie and their beautiful daughter. She shares her story of being diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy (also known as Berger’s Disease), her choice to forgo dialysis, and pursue a preemptive Kidney Transplant. Later in the episode, We learn which special person in her life became her Donor and how the Kidney Community helped as her Kidney Transplant approached. This is truly an inspirational story.  

Host: Kent Bressler  Producer: Jason Nunez

 In today’s episode, Kent speaks with retired Marine veteran and AAKP’s Ambassador, Jennifer Jones.  Her kidneys began to fail while deployed to Afghanistan which resulted in immediate medical evacuation. She was  diagnosed with Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and was medically retired.  Facing physical and mental challenges while living alone with limited assistance from friends and family caused isolation, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Jennifer had to make a decision. Will she become her own advocate and take charge of her health and well-being, or is she going to give up and succumb to this disease?