My name is Pete and here's my story.
Next Juneish My buddy and Me will be tackling the 7 Stanes in 7 Days to raise money for Cash 4 Kids and the Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity.
'another Charity ride' I hear you say.
Yes, but I have Polycystic Kidney disease and so do both of my daughters
POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE is the world’s most common inherited life-threatening condition, in which fluid-filled cysts develop in both kidneys. Between 1 in 800 and 1 in 1000 people worldwide suffer from ADPKD. Over half of those affected will have kidney failure by the time they are 60 years old. If someone has ADPKD, there is a 50% likelihood that the disease will pass to each child.
I have done Dialysis and those of you that know me know I have struggled with cycling throughout all of this.
I was lucky enough to get a Kidney transplant 18 months ago this very day.
Over the last week my eldest daughter (14) has been in hospital after a water infection and now has high blood pressure which incidentally is how I was diagnosed. So we are very worried that she is starting on that slippery slope
I DO NOT WANT MY CHILDREN TO GO THROUGH THE HELL THAT IS KIDNEY FAILURE AND DIALYSIS AND THEN TRANSPLANT AS I HAVE DONE.
So please, please click on the following links, sign the donor register and sponsor me via my just giving page, even if it is just a pound - every bit helps.
Facebook page: facebook.com/teamknightrider
Organ donation: organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/de...