karyn-waxmanI can honestly say that the satisfaction I receive staying actively engaged as a volunteer in the PKD Foundation’s mission to find treatments and a cure for PKD far outweighs the work element by a long shot. Whether it’s rolling up my sleeves to organize a fundraising event, networking to raise PKD awareness, or simply empathizing with a fellow patient, I know that my participation is meaningful, purposeful and appreciated. The overall experience is empowering and optimistic…a feeling I greatly prefer to the fear and dread that accompanied my PKD diagnosis 13 years ago. Whatever I can do for my ailing kidneys ultimately helps my heart.