This incurable genetic disease, which affects 600,000 people in the United States, has hit David’s family hard. Both his mother and brother died from PKD. Today David has less than 20 percent kidney function. He needs a new kidney urgently or he’ll have to start dialysis, a process that compromises any future transplant and can shorten his lifespan.

David’s brother, John, and I have both offered to be donors, but were disqualified due to medical reasons.

Therefore, we are making a special appeal: Would you or someone you know consider becoming a living kidney donor?

If you cannot be a donor, would you help us with fundraising or outreach? The larger the network we create, the greater the chance of finding that caring person who will make the difference for David – the difference of a longer, healthier life.

Will you join our effort? Please read his story and learn how you might help.

For additional information call 617-505-0683 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With heartfelt thanks, Leslie