The Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

Polycystic Kidney Disease - the PKD Foundation - Kidney Talk

Polycystic Kidney Disease - Gary Godsey- PKD Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a hereditary disease that affects millions of Americans and families. There’s really no treatment for it. People have to wait until their kidneys fail and then go on dialysis or get a transplant. Gary Godsey, the CEO of the PKD Foundation, provides an overview of what the PKD Foundation is doing to help find a cure and some form of treatment. For those of you who have PKD or who have a loved one with the disease, don’t miss this informative interview. There’s hope on the horizon. Learn what you can do to help.

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Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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