Good news from the past couple of weeks–I became an aunt again! My niece Sophia was born on August 10, and now I have two beautiful little girls to spoil. I love being an aunt.
Sophia was born one year and one week after we lost her big brother Noah to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). When he was diagnosed in utero, none of us had ever heard of PKD. We didn’t know that it’s the most common life threatening genetic disease, affecting more people than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, Down syndrome and sickle cell anemia combined.
After Noah’s death, my sister and brother-in-law became involved with the PKD Foundation, which raises money to fund research to find a cure for PKD. For the past several months they’ve been busy organizing Montgomery’s first Walk for PKD, which will be held on Saturday, September 16.
For those of you in the Montgomery area who are able, please come out and join us for the Walk. The more people we have participating, the more we’ll be able to educate people about PKD (and, in turn, the more money we can raise so that a cure can be found).
You can learn more about the Walk for PKD here.