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He is a flamboyant TV personality best known for his very colorful red carpet critiques. For the past eight years, Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru has been a star correspondent, famous for dishing it out with his own special flare. Until last November he was living the life of his dreams—a life he worked 10 years to build.

"I was very fulfilled," says Cojo. "I just worked 24/7. Flew all around the world. I was successful. I had the world by a string. I had made my dream come true."

But during a routine physical, he received chilling news. His blood pressure, at 200 over 100, was off the charts. Steven was stunned to learn he had polycystic kidney disease and was in the final stages of kidney failure.