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Cheri Barton

Canadian mother of three living with a life-threatening kidney disease and PKD Foundation of Canada’s Vankleek Hill Chapter Coordinator

Cheri Barton is a married mother of three and the PKD Foundation of Canada’s Vankleek Hill Chapter Coordinator. In 2002, she was diagnosed with the dominant and most common form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and polycystic liver disease (PLD), causing her kidneys and liver to develop multiple fluid-filled cysts and deteriorate. She continues to share her journey with others, including her personal challenges and how she has overcome them to be grateful for the life she has. To support PKD research and the families affected by the disease, please visit endpkd.ca.
Cheri Barton

At 47 I May Look Pregnant, But I'm Living With Kidney Disease

I'm 47 years old and people are still asking me if I am pregnant. But I have the dominant form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and polycystic liver disease (PLD), causing my kidneys and liver to develop multiple fluid-filled cysts. ADPKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting approximately one in 500 people. Living with this disease has been a roller-coaster journey full of disappointing news and challenges, but also opportunities and evaluating the most important things in life.
04/13/2015 05:30 EDT