Kidney Patient Education
Seminars, Coaching, Workshops & Facilitation
|Risa Simon, Founder/Director
The Proactive Path/KidneyKinships.org
Risa Simon is a professional speaker, consultant, author, CKD patient coach and the PKD Foundation's Phoenix Chapter Coordinator—as well as a PEERS® Mentor for the National Kidney Foundation. Above all, Risa considers herself as one of the luckiest girls alive to be the recipient of a preemptive kidney transplant from a living donor. Realizing her “luck” was directly linked to her willingness to do the necessary work—in advance of ever needing dialysis, she now shares her success strategies with patients through renal groups and transplant centers.
As an enthusiastic commonsense straight-talker who’s “been there,” Risa is passionate about helping your patients achieve better outcomes. Her goal is to propel your patients to PRO-action before illness advances. Risa insists your patient’s ignorance, fear and denial are opening a predestined gateway to dialysis. She's determined to swing the pendulum from a FistulaFirst Crusade, to a Proactive Transplant-First® Movement.
As a fierce advocate for preemptive kidney transplant and living kidney donation, Risa's educating patients to refuse the "GET-SICKER-FIRST PLAN," by inspiring your CKD patients to follow her wildly successful Proactive Kidney Patient System & Donor Magnet® Tools. Today Risa is living a healthy, vibrant life, free of dialysis and she wants all CKD patients to get a chance to "have what she's having" - the best life!
If your renal group or transplant center seeks to educate patients and improve outcomes, ask Risa To Show Them the Way!
Melissa Blevins, RN, MS