I'm running for the PKD Foundation. Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in America and millions worldwide.
I felt inspired to run for this organization after witnessing a selfless act of love when a friend donated one of his kidneys to a co-worker who suffered from PKD. This horrible disease forced him to be on dialysis every other day till it would have ultimately taken his life.
PKD is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. More than 50 percent of people with PKD will develop kidney failure by age 50. It is a painful disease that impacts quality of life. The average size of a normal kidney is a human fist. Polycystic kidneys can get much larger, some getting as large as a football, and weighing up to 30 pounds each.
The PKD Foundation's goal is to: one day, no one will suffer the full effects of polycystic kidney disease. With you donation, you will help them to reach their goal.
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