How You Can Advocate for Your Loved One

Glenna is a nurse and likes advocating for people. One of those people is her husband, Bob. Bob found out he had Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) when he was 17. He inherited this from his father. Bob was on hemodialysis and now has a living kidney transplant for over 18 years. He has lots of doctors and appointments. Sometimes he doesn’t feel well and has a difficult time focusing on his many health issues and the care that is needed.

You may know friends or family that have health problems. It can be frustrating to watch them and their illness. You may not know what to do to help. Andrea Atkins with PKD Foundation interviewed Glenna about how she advocates for her husband, Bob. Her ideas can used for other health problems. Maybe you will find one thing that you can do to help your loved one.

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If you would like to know more about Polycystic Kidney Disease, go to PKD Foundation’s mission is ” WE GIVE HOPE. We fund research, advocate for patients, and build a community for all impacted by PKD. “


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Glenna Frey, APRN-CNS, is a nephrology nurse who donated her kidney in April 2017 to a stranger.
Amanda Frey, M.A., LMFT, LPC, is a Marriage & Family Therapist living with kidney disease.
Together, they co-founded Kidney Donor Conversations in 2018 to provide education about Living Kidney Donation.