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Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and PKD | PKD Mind Matters

Do you ever feel overwhelmed or find it difficult to cope with life with PKD? With chronic illnesses, like ARPKD and ADPKD, mental health is an important factor in your overall care plan. Check out this article from PKD Life describing what is typical for patients and caregivers - and...

Hampel Family In the News | Peaks for PKD

Eric Hampel was recently featured in a news article about his upcoming attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for PKD. His mother and aunt were also recently in the news, when they shared their heartwarming kidney transplant stories.

May 2024 issue | PKD e-News

This month we have stories about a PKD patient's plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, an upcoming webinar on living organ donation, the top foods to eat for PKD, and more!

Eric Hampel | Voices of PKD

"Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has been on my bucket list for over a decade now. It’s one of the world's most iconic climbs. I was recently inspired by a few articles highlighting people combining adventure and charity, and decided that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro would be the next step in my journey...

Introducing Peaks for PKD | Peaks for PKD

When Eric Hampel approached the PKD Foundation of Canada about his Kilimanjaro climb to raise awareness and funds for PKD research, we were absolutely thrilled by his passion and determination, and it sparked a brilliant idea. What if more of us took on such inspiring challenges?

Healing Through Compassion | Mental Health Week 2024

May 6 to 12 is #MentalHealthWeek2024. The theme this year is "Healing Through Compassion." Find resources and tools to practice compassion, developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more information, visit

Top Foods for PKD | Kidney Nutrition with Emily Campbell

Nutrition plays an important role with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), as well as for overall health. Regardless of how long you have been living with PKD, we are always looking for foods to include in our diet. In this month’s blog by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Emily Campbell,...

April 2024 issue | PKD e-News

In our e-News this month: information on organ donation awareness; gut health and PKD; a touching living kidney donation story; and more!

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