PKD Will

Not Beat Me

PKD Will Not Beat MePositivity
Open Book

Open Book

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 jaws dropped because of a story he...

PKD Will Not Beat MePositivity
Freedom

Freedom

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 hopeful day of August 12, 2002 was the last dialysis treatment that I had. He...

KnowledgePKD Will Not Beat Me
Not A Victim

Not A Victim

“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 into the future." This powerful statement came from my dear friend and...

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    “If you haven’t already, you must be ready to go outside and scream,” my father said recently to me onRead More
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    I hopped in the car, turned the key, and the radio blared with the sound of Bruce Springsteen. “Born inRead More
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    Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my father walking towards me. I turned my head to theRead More
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    We naturally possess fear of the unknown. We who have PKD know we have it, but some of us chooseRead More
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    “I think it actually takes a lot of guts for us to come to terms with this that we areRead More
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    During my recent eight-day stay at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, I liked to keep the curtain by my hospital roomRead More

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