Visits with Vanessa

Listen to our podcast, "Visits with Vanessa," to learn more about home hemodialysis (HHD). Vanessa Evans, Senior Manager of Patient Advocacy, will invite patients, care partners, and healthcare experts to talk about the dialysis journey, how HHD has impacted their lives, and many other important therapy related topics. Special guests will share their experiences, tips, and more.

Episode 1: Traveling While on Home Hemodialysis
October 11, 2021

Episode 1: Traveling While on Home Hemodialysis

Dawn is a Patient Advocate* and care partner to her husband Jimmie. Dawn and Jimmie have been married for 12 years and have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. They began their home hemodialysis journey in 2009, and appreciate the freedom to travel and spend time with family that the therapy allows. Dawn and Jimmie enjoy motorcycle rallies, camping, fishing, and time with their grandkids.

About the Host*

About the Host*

Vanessa lives in Boston with her husband and two sons. She has been on dialysis for more than 22 years and and has been a passionate advocate in the kidney community for the last 14 years. Vanessa serves as Senior Manager of Patient Advocacy for Fresenius Medical Care North America and is a member of the Kidney Health Initiative’s Patient and Family Partnership Council. She holds a master’s degree from Emerson College and a BA in Political Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst. As part of her patient advocacy work, she partners with the National Kidney Foundation, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the American Association of Kidney Patients, and other organizations.