My name is Megan and I was born with PKD. In 1992 it was unheard of in my hometown. Doctors told my mom I wouldn’t make it to the age of 2.

When I was 6 months old, they finally had a diagnosis—PKD. I needed a right nephrectomy, for which I’d have to be at least 15 lbs, because it’s a risky surgery. I didn’t end up weighing 15lbs until I was a one-year-old, so they scheduled my surgery a little after my first birthday.

I had my right kidney removed. I have to take precautions every day to remain healthy, but I’m a survivor!