KidneyLuv Interviews Home Dialysis Advocates Jimmie & Dawn Bates


Dec 24, 2022

KidneyLuv Interviews Home Dialysis Advocates Jimmie & Dawn Bates

KidneyLuv Interviews Home Dialysis Advocates Jimmie & Dawn Bates

Larry Hales, KidneyLuv's Chief Marketing Officer, interviews Home Dialysis Advocates Jimmie & Dawn Bates. The discuss how they met and their experience with chronic kidney disease and home dialysis.


"20 years ago you were basically handcuffed to a clinic right and a lot of people still feel that doesn't have to be that way," -Dawn Bates

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About Jimmie & Dawn Bates

Jimmie & Dawn Bates

I started a dialysis journey when I reconnected with Jimmie in 2009. We grew up together and even dated for a short time in high school. He was already on in-center dialysis, and after a whirlwind romance, we were married. He asked me if I knew what I was getting myself into, and I said, “Of course.” After all, I had worked as a CNA, Med Aide, and Restorative Aide. Truth be told, I didn’t have a clue about dialysis.

Shortly after we were married, Jimmie was approached by the home dialysis nurse about doing home hemodialysis, and he did not want anything to do with it. I am a bit of a pushy wife, and said, “Just try the Experience the Difference. If you don’t like it, you can go back to what you’re doing now.” We never looked back after that. I have been a patient advocate for NxStage for the last 3 ½ years. I am very passionate about home dialysis and very involved with many aspects of the kidney community, and learning new things every day.

About Larry Hales

KidneyLuv CMO Larry Hales

Larry Hales is a seasoned and multi-faceted technology professional. His passion all-things tech began with his first computer in 1984 and it has stayed with him ever since. Currently, Larry serves as the Marketing Technology Director at West, Williston Financial Group Company, where he coaches and guides Real Estate Agents on how to better leverage technology in their business.His 25 years of photography, design and printing, combined with his knowledge of digital advertising and brand building, gives him a unique perspective of marketing from different angles.When he isn’t busy being a proud computer geek, Larry enjoys trail running, hiking, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, and anything else that gets him outside.

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