WHAT IS PKD?
Polycystic Kidney Disease, or PKD, is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, afflicting 600,000 Americans — more people than are affected by hemophilia, Down syndrome, sickle cell anemia, Huntington’s disease and muscular dystrophy combined.
Cysts grow on the kidneys of people with PKD, often becoming so large that the kidneys fail. The disease has shortened the lives of a number of Bill’s relatives, so he joined the board of the PKD Foundation (www.pkdcure.org) to help eradicate it.
Bill is deeply grateful for the support of his neighbors here at SOS for the research that will someday cure PKD.
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