I have only shared with close friends and family, but I have a desire to tell all about me and my families challenges with Polycystic Kidney Disease. PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting more people than Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Sickle Cell Anemia - combined. Currently there is no treatment and no cure. But there is hope!
The 2014 Boston Marathon will be my 4th Boston, 16th Marathon, 7th Run for PKD endurance event, raising just shy of $100,000 and helping the PKD Foundation fund grants and programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. Team Tampa PKD is working hard to create a vision for the future where no one suffers the full effects of PKD.
PKD recently took the life of my wife Erika's mother Brenda Schofer at age 66, and now Erika at age 42 awaits a kidney as dialysis is just around the corner. PKD is a hereditary-genetic illness so our kids have a 50% chance of inheriting! Please consider a donation today, and if not please share Team Tampa PKD's mission and help us continue fighting the war to Finish Strong and end this devastating disease.