During the estate planning process, Harold Saul determined it was important for him to include a contribution to the PKD Foundation in his will for the benefit of future generations.
Not only does Harold have PKD, but he is the third in his family to have undergone dialysis and a kidney transplant. Before his transplant, Harold had to have surgery to remove his kidneys – over 50 pounds of diseased kidneys. Due to his history, he’s been involved with the PKD Foundation during several stages of his life. “At first I was involved with the Foundation because my family had PKD. Then I was diagnosed, endured dialysis and received a kidney transplant in June of 2012,” said Harold. “It is very important to me to raise awareness both about PKD, and also the importance of organ donation.”
Harold has been a passionate advocate of the PKD Foundation for over 25 years. An attorney in Tampa, Florida, he served on the Board of Trustees from 1998-2007. He has also led many teams for the Walk for PKD, which for the past several years have been among the top national fundraisers. Like so many who walk, Harold named his team (“Ivan’s Investors for a PKD Cure”) in memory of a loved one, his father, who passed away in 2007.
For Harold, including the PKD Foundation in his will represents his commitment to a brighter future. “I know the good work the Foundation does and the advances in research they have made. Over the years I’ve seen a significant improvement in the lifestyles of PKD patients. My contribution signifies hope for future generations.”