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9/29/11 2:15 A

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Thanks Jen, i read this article last night. Its a very good idea.

Caroline

Im starting to take control of my life today. I will take care of me, love my self., be good to my self, I am strong, i can do this.


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9/28/11 8:16 P

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This is wonderful! I am going to give this info to my dad.

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9/28/11 10:39 A

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PEERS Lending Support

The PEERS Program is a national, telephone-based peer support program from the National Kidney Foundation that connects people who want support with someone who has been there. Participants call a toll-free, automated telephone system to connect to each other. They do not disclose personal phone numbers or incur long-distance charges

Become a Mentor

To become a mentor who provides support, you must:

Have access to a telephone
Have chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant
Be someone that others can relate to, identify with, and learn from
Be willing to complete a comprehensive telephone-based training program
Be competent and ready to become a mentor after training
Be able to communicate well with others
Be culturally sensitive, empathetic, and understanding
The training consists of 6 phone sessions, 45 to 60 minutes each at 7:00 p.m. ET on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Want support from a Peer Mentor?

To qualify and receive support from a peer you must:

Have access to a telephone
Be willing to be interviewed, assessed, and matched with a peer mentor
Have at least one of the following characteristics:
Be newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease
Need help adjusting to chronic kidney disease or kidney failure
Be new to dialysis
Be considering a kidney transplantation or already have a kidney transplant

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or in receiving support please call 855-653-7337 or email us at nkfpeers@kidney.org. Please also visit our website for access to educational resources at www.nkfcares.org.

from Julia my contact at MNKF

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me: FAITH: Forwarding all issues to heaven

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Kidney Failure is the 8th leading cause of death in USA

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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone


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