December 13, 2018

Happy Holidays From the PKD Foundation of Canada

Season's greetings to you and yours!

With 2018 drawing to a close, we hope you remember the PKD Foundation of Canada in your holiday plans and consider making a year-end gift to help advance Canadian research, advocacy and support for PKD Warriors like Hailey-Ann, and their families.

Meet Hailey-Ann:

Hailey-Ann is a vivacious 4.5 year-old girl who loves life. The diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) was confirmed when she was only 6 months old through genetic testing. Hailey-Ann has severely enlarged kidneys with current measurements of approximately 13cm each. Presently doctors believe that she will need a kidney transplant in late childhood.

"As a family raising a child with PKD, we face a lot of additional struggles. There is a lot of anxiety around what her future holds. We feel it is so important to support and share our story with the PKD Foundation of Canada and PKD community to help raise awareness to the fact that PKD exists, and that children can be affected by ADPKD in addition to adults. My hope for her future is that she is able to live her dreams and live a healthy life. It is our number one hope for all PKD patients that we discover a cure in our lifetime.”

Kristina Cook, Hailey-Ann's Mom and PKD advocate.
With our collective efforts, we will keep moving closer to discovering new lifesaving treatments for ADPKD and ARPKD. 

From all of us at the PKD Foundation of Canada, we wish you and your loved ones a healthy holiday season and a very Happy New Year!