Hi! My name is Graham Scoles and I became aware of the PKD Foundation of Canada in 2015. I looked into starting a PKD chapter in Saskatoon at that time and we are slowly growing. I was diagnosed with PKD in 1986 and started dialysis in 1992. I was fortunate to receive a cadaveric kidney in 1994, which performed well until about 2017. A year later, I am now back on dialysis and hoping to receive a second transplant.
As a PKD patient on dialysis, it is exciting to see some of the advances that are being made in both understanding and treating PKD, in transplantation and also in kidney disease in general. This research is of course possible in part through funds raised by the PKD Foundation of Canada and its chapters.
Our Saskatoon Chapter is still small but through our meetings we hope to provide an opportunity for those affected by PKD in and around the city to come together for friendship and discussion.
Let me know if you would like to join us for our next meeting or event!
The PKD Foundation of Canada Chapters are led by volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight to end PKD. We are currently recruiting key volunteers to help with our efforts this year! If you live in the area and are interested in joining our national network of volunteers, visit endpkd.ca/get_involved to sign up!
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