PKD Connection Blog

I sat on the bench hoping that gym class would end before my name was called. In high school there are those that are popular, those that just blend in, and others that stand out for reasons that are “not […]

“If you haven’t already, you must be ready to go outside and scream,” my father said recently to me on the phone. We were chatting about everything going on and I was giving him an update on my health. This […]

I hopped in the car, turned the key, and the radio blared with the sound of Bruce Springsteen. “Born in the U.S.A.” I quickly looked over to the passenger seat at Dennis McCloskey, my now biographer, in complete astonishment. Our […]

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my father walking towards me. I turned my head to the right as I sat in my dialysis chair, and we both gave each other a happy and excited smile. That […]

“I think it actually takes a lot of guts for us to come to terms with this that we are not super heroines and it is not about limitations, but preservation to what we have here and now and going […]

During my recent eight-day stay at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, I liked to keep the curtain by my hospital room door partially closed. The first thing I would see were the person’s shoes walking into my room. I loved when […]

“Keeping up with the Joneses.” Whether it is in a positive way or out of envy, I believe as humans it is a natural reaction to compare ourselves to one another. As a young girl I found myself admiring older, […]