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Lori Hartwell

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Lori Hartwell has lived with kidney disease since age 2, has survived 40-plus surgeries, 13 years of dialysis and is now living with her fourth kidney transplant. Lori founded the patient-led Renal Support Network in 1993 to instill “health, happiness, and hope” into the lives of fellow patients. She is the author of Chronically Happy – Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness, an inspirational guidebook for handling lifestyle and numerous other non-medical issues that come up in the course of chronic disease. She also is the host of the KidneyTalk Podcast.


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