January 22, 2008
Steven Cojocaru, known to fans as Cojo, was the go-to fashion guy on the red carpet and lived a life of glitz and glamour. But that changed when he received the worst news of his life ” he was diagnosed with kidney disease and needed a transplant ” not once, but twice. Cojo chronicles his struggles with kidney disease in the book, Glamour, Interrupted: How I Became the Best Dressed Patient in Hollywood.
Desperately Awaiting a Donor
Terri has endured dialysis for two-and-a-half years while anxiously awaiting a kidney donor. She joins the show via Web cam to learn how Cojo maintained his positive attitude and how she can stay in the right frame of mind while waiting for a transplant.
Cavalier about Her Kidney?
Alison and Danaye say their sister, Missie, has had two kidney transplants, and they’re worried she’s going to need a third because of her stressful lifestyle. The sisters say their mom, Janaye, is at fault for coddling Missie.
Sucking up to Death?
Paul had a heart attack two years ago but checked out of the hospital so he could smoke a cigarette! His mom, Mel, says she’s desperate to help him before he ends up in an early grave.
How I Became the Best Dressed Patient in Hollywood
By Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru
The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s number one source of direct, treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients, and is a leader in providing education and intervention to people who are at risk for kidney disease. For more information, visit kidneyfund.org or call (866) 300-2900.