PKD Connection Blog

“The pain taught me how to write and the writing taught me how to heal.” -Harman Kaur I am excited, honored and in awe that this is my 200th blog post. Today’s post is dedicated to you: all of my […]

In 2016, we were one strong, united front against polycystic kidney disease:         Thank you for uniting with us and raising more than $1.7 million for the 2016 Walk for PKD. We couldn’t have done it without […]

As a PKD patient, the typical “eat healthy and get fit” resolutions may be harder to take on than the average person. They are, however, important to tackle since diet and exercise are two factors that you can control and […]

Giving comes in all forms. This holiday season, I can’t help but reflect on how much my parents always gave to make Christmas so special. My parents went all out with decorating, presents and making sure it was a magical […]

Shopping, decorations, family gatherings and big meals are all a big part of the holiday season. It’s no secret that this is often the season to indulge, but keeping a PKD-friendly diet during the holidays doesn’t need to be difficult […]

“When one door closes, another opens.” This saying has felt very fitting for Noah and me recently. The door that closed was the townhouse that we rented for six-and-a-half years, and the one that opened was the beautiful door to […]

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration and togetherness with family and friends, but it can also be quite stressful. This stress can affect you even more if you have a chronic disease like PKD. With well wishes for […]

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back. Our goal for the day is to raise $10,000, the amount needed to fund about six weeks of PKD research. Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday by making the PKD Foundation your charity […]

This is part of a special series for the month of November, where we share with you what some of us in the PKD community are thankful for this year. As November and our special thankful series come to a close, we […]

Noah and I went back to the very spot we got married in Yosemite National Park to mark our 5-year wedding anniversary. When taking trips, I constantly hope that my health will cooperate and I won’t have any medical “hiccups” […]