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Voices of PKD

Voices of PKD is a collection of testimonials and photos that tell the story of PKD through the eyes of the PKD community.

You can help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story. Your experiences can paint a powerful picture of what it’s like to live with PKD.

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Willie Van Dyk, Beamsville ON

When I was around the age of 35 (1996) I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Being that I was diagnosed while I was still in the early stages, it did not really affect my day to day living. It was not until about 7-10 years later that I started to develop high blood pressure that needed medication to control.