For Sean and his family, tribute giving was a way to not only honor their mother,
but also help pave the way for a future without PKD.
Sean Burke and his family have been battling PKD together for more than three decades. They first learned about the disease after their mother, Candice was diagnosed in 1983. In the years following, Sean and his two siblings were diagnosed as well.
When Candice passed away in Sept. 2013 at age 65, Sean and his family wanted to do something that would honor her life, as well as help the important work being done to find treatments and a cure for PKD.
"The PKD Foundation was dear to her heart," said Sean. "So we wanted to do something to help those individuals working hard to fight the disease."
Instead of donating flowers, the Burkes asked family, friends and co-workers to make a gift to the PKD Foundation in memory of their mother.
"Flowers are nice, but they only last a week or so," said Sean. "We'd rather have people use that money to make a difference and help the lives of those affected by PKD."
The family and friends of the Burkes gave more than $7,000 to the PKD Foundation in honor of Candice.
For Sean and his family, tribute giving was a way to not only honor their mother, but also help pave the way for a future without PKD – for themselves and the millions of others affected by the devastating disease.
Like Sean, you can also honor your loved one. In addition to memorial gifts, consider making a tribute gift in celebration of a transplant anniversary, wedding, or to honor a special person. To set up a tribute, please contact our Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.268.8487.
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