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With the help of our communities in cities across the country and beyond, we provide a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find treatments and cure for PKD.
Connect with us to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.
The PKD Thrive Community was launched in 2022 to bring together young adults with PKD. PKD Thrive offers support, compassion, and a safe place to connect and interact with others that understand where you are in your PKD journey.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get involved.
PKD Thrive Community Meeting
We are launching a new PKD Community for young adults with PKD!
Join us for a virtual coffee chat focused on young adults and their experience with PKD (AR and AD). Pop in anytime within the meeting window to join the open discussion and share what’s on your mind.
This is a supportive space where the PKD community can exchange ideas and make connections.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
1 pm Pacific, 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central & 4 pm Eastern
Video conference link will be emailed upon registration.
Registration for the 2023 Walk for PKD is now open! Gather with thousands across America at your local Walk for PKD. A cure is our finish line!
There’s a new way ADPKD Registry participants can step up to provide hope today, and for future generations. The nation’s first dedicated ADPKD Registry is now also one of the first patient registries of any kind to integrate patient-provided health records. Share your health records through your provider’s online portal with a few simple steps on the ADPKD Registry.
Now, as always, the PKD Foundation is committed to our mission of giving hope, advocating for patients, and building a community for all impacted by PKD. We'll continue supporting our community by providing important resources and timely updates on social media. If you have questions or need help navigating this unprecedented health crisis, we are here for you. Email or call (844) PKD-HOPE.
PKD Connect Ambassador | PKD Thrive Community
Hi! My name is sea Krob (they/them). I am a visual artist that lives in Los Angeles, California. Of the many hats I wear, some of them are parent, student, artist, partner, public transit rider, photographer, and comic book reader. I am fourth generation of having cystic kidneys with the diagnosis of ADPKD. Somethings I am very passionate about are holding space for hard experiences, processing a diagnosis, and holding space for grief as well as incorporating art into life as
another way to think about the world.
It is important to me to be in conversation with folks impacted with chronic kidney disease. I am chewing over thoughts and ideas around my own body and it is nice to connect with other folks to see what thoughts they have around their experiences. I also am really interested in finding new ways, we as a community, can bring art into our community as a way to share about our journeys and give new language to ourselves for deeper understanding as part of the PKD community. Art can be healing and express thoughts that words are unable to do.
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Page last updated June 2023