This year’s topic for the Renal Support Network’s Annual Essay Contest, for people diagnosed with CKD, is Who Inspires, Encourages, or Educates You to Live Well with Kidney Disease? First prize is $500. Winning entries are published in print and online. Essays must be submitted by August 10, 2018. For full information and to enter the contest, see http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/.
AAKP has rescheduled their Annual Patient Meeting that was canceled in 2007 because of Hurricane Irma. The Meeting is now scheduled for June 8-10 in St. Petersburg FL. For details see https://aakp.org/national-patient-meeting/.
The Renal Support Network has published a March 7, 2018 KidneyTalk podcast on Renal Warrior: the Power is Within You, a story about a 300-pound 34-year-old who, surprised by an unanticipated diagnosis of severe hypertension and ESRD, took responsibility for his own continued Life. Through a very gradual increase in exercise, he has lost 130 pounds over the last eighteen months, and is now on the transplant waitlist. Find the recording of the podcast, including a link to his ongoing Facebook page, at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/renal-warrior-power-within/.