I am rasing money to help the fight to end PKD. This is my second year to join the walk. I also have Polycystic Kidney Disease. Over the last few years it has taken a toll on me and my family. My kidneys are about the size of regular football's, and i am not that big of a guy. I was doing some research and it shows that someone with polycystic kidney disease it takes them 3 times the energy to do something than it does for someone without the disease. I continue to work as much as i can but by the end of the day i am defiantly feeling it. I would give anything for a normal life again that way i can enjoy alot of things i can't do anymore and i can be pain free again. I want to put in my effort to help find a cure so that nobody has to go through all this. I am also walking this year for my aunt Patricia Armstrong who was my role model and the one person who had all the answers i needed about this disease. She was a strong woman. She also had PKD and put up a very strong fight all the way to the end.
Many people think just because i look normal there is nothing wrong. From the time i wake up in the morning till i go to bed at night i hurt. I honestly don't remember the last time i didnt hurt any. I am going to put all the fight i have into beating this disease and with your help it will help find the cure for PKD. Thanks for taking the time to read my small story.
Polycystic kidney disease — one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases — strikes both adults and children. It often leads to the need for dialysis and a kidney transplant. It affects thousands in America and millions worldwide, who are in urgent need of treatments and a cure.
The Walk for PKD is the PKD Foundation's largest annual fundraising event. Funds raised from Walks across the country make up one third of our annual budget.
The more money our walkers raise, the more we can do in the fight to end PKD!
You can help by joining the Walk as a participant, volunteer or donor.
Together, we can walk boldly toward a future where no one suffers the full effects of PKD.