PKD Connection Blog

Bill Brazell is a longtime friend of the PKD Foundation. He served on the Board of Trustees from 2007-2013 and he has been involved for many years as a volunteer, advocate and donor to the PKD Foundation. When a former […]

I often hear a voice in my head. You know, that voice that shares unsolicited advice and tells us what we should or shouldn’t do. Sometimes I respond to those mysterious monologues, but other times I can’t be bothered to […]

Last month, my dad and I sat on the rocks alongside the American River in CA. There was a man-made pool in the river created with river rocks. My mom was sitting on a large rock in the pool. Her […]

You never know what the new day will bring. We can plan ahead our intentions for the next day, but unexpected or unwanted obstacles may present themselves. This happened to me last week. I went to bed Sunday evening with […]

Welcome to PKD Connection! I am Angela Connelly (pictured left with blog contributor Kelly Welsh). As Chief Marketing Officer for the PKD Foundation, one of the best parts of my job is getting to know people. And there are many […]

“All we are really looking for is connection, direction and meaning.” – Lucia Steele Living with PKD is a life of acceptance, fear, patience, strength, love and change. We yearn for connecting with others that ‘get it.’ We want to […]

Sometimes it is during our quietest moments we are able to reflect and learn the most about life and ourselves. When in our normal routines, the weeks and months seem to race by. Last week reminded me that when our pace […]

Let’s rewind to December 24, 1958. My mother-in-law, Pam Keefer, was four years old. Her parents and relatives celebrated Christmas with great enthusiasm and joy. Pam said Christmas Eve was a big merriment spent in Gladwyne, PA at her grandparents’ […]

Our neighbor is an avid cyclist and has completed a 100-mile run. I asked him if he has ever woken up on the morning of an endurance event feeling tired, as our energy level can vary from day to day. […]