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Background: Doug has a hereditary kidney disease called PKD polycystic kidney disease. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing fluid. The cysts vary in size, and they can grow very large. Having many cysts or large cysts can damage your kidneys. Doug’s paternal grandmother, Aunt and Father all had the disease. Growing up Doug watched his Dad go through the painfully large kidneys, dialysis and 2 transplants before he passed. Doug was diagnosed in 2000 and our son Connor diagnosed in 2002. It has been a crazy ride this far!