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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 & Nettie Van Dyk, Beamsville ON

Willie Van Dyk

"When I was around the age of 35 (1996) I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.   PKD is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts to develop within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time." 

Nettie Van Dyk 

"When my husband, Willie, needed a kidney transplant, never did it occur to me that I would be his donor! He always said one of his brothers would donate. Just out of curiosity, I spoke to my doctor about my blood type."