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Episode 78: Ben Street & Jasper Sharp – Ice Cream, Schnitzel, and the Gift of Life

Ben lives in London, England and Jasper lives in Strasberg, Austria. Jasper needed a kidney transplant so his good friend, Ben agreed to donate. Ben flew to Vienna, Austria, and found out he was a match. Then the fun began! Covid came and Jasper had to have surgery, and all along Ben stayed firm in …

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Episode 77: Jill Hammonds – Mother, Wife, and Kidney Warrior

Kent talks to Jill Hammonds who has been living with FSGS for over 30 years. She was diagnosed at 14 years of age. She talks about her course of treatment and her transplants. One courageous and tough mother, wife, and kidney warrior. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like …

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Episode 76: AAKP Ambassador Jonathan Traylor 1 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent talks with a good friend and kidney warrior Jonathan Traylor in this AAKP one-year kidneyversary session. Jonathan talks about the importance of keeping in close touch with his care team and expresses his feelings about mentorship and support during his first year of transplant. Please Like and Subscribe all things Hope with Jonathan: Website …

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

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 here for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact …

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Episode 73: Bernadette Fordystek Needs a Kidney Donor. Are You The One?

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 …

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

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 …

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Episode 71: Ed Hickey Vice President of AAKP

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 …

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