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Fox 29 Focus on South Texas features San Antonio Walk for PKD

San Antonio Walk Coordinator, Patti Ruffin, Dr. Pablo Pergola, and Walk volunteer Greta Ellis were interviewed by Erin Nichols on Fox 29 Focus on South Texas. This team of volunteers were able to talk about PKD, transplants, live donation and promote the fun activities happening with the San Antonio Walk for PKD taking place on Sept. 12, 2015.

Click here to watch the interview in full!

Visit to find out more about the San Antonio Walk for PKD.


A message from our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator:

I'm excited to join the team and truly looking forward to being the volunteer coordinator for our San Antonio Chapter. The Walk is always a fun event, and our 2015 Walk in September is going to be fantastic. The money and awareness that is raised through the Walk for PKD is very important to me personally. As a young man I saw the effects of PKD first hand. I saw my beautiful, talented, and intelligent mother in pain and agony. The effect on our family was a tremendous hardship, and we faced some very difficult years. Once diagnosed properly, and with the right treatment her spirit and health have improved. Now that I have the opportunity, I see the importance of being involved with the PKD community. I look forward to meeting all of you, and feel free to reach out to me anytime.

-Wesley Tribbey


San Antonio_RepLarson Dene & Leon Kyrish, Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Patti Ruffin


The San Antonio Chapter attended an advocacy workshop presented by the Texas Renal Coalition to prepare for Texas Kidney Day Tuesday, February 10. San Antonio Chapter volunteers Dene and Leon Kyrish and Patti Ruffin are pictured with Senator Leticia Van De Putte.

PKD Foundation News and Announcements

PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.

Download your digital copy today! 

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Support Meetings

Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome! 

Although the San Antonio Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator at  

Check back for meeting updates!


San Antonio Walk for PKD


Thank you for joining us for the 2015 San Antonio Walk for PKD!

We had a great time connecting with all of you. Here are some of our favorite memories from Walk day.                   

   Save the date!
   Sept. 10, 2016
   O.P. Schnabel Park, Graff Pavilion



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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Journal article review on ARPKD research

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CST

David will breakdown a published scientific journal article to explain it in simple, straightforward terms. He will discuss an article by K. J. Kelly, et al. in PLOS ONE titled: Improved structure and function in autosomal recessive polycystic rat kidneys with renal tubular cell therapy.


Latest National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD.

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Watch previous webinars here.


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PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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