In Loving Memory of Tess Harris: A Dedicated Advocate for PKD

On March 1, 2024, we said goodbye to Tess Harris, a beloved advocate for those affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Tess began her advocacy journey in 2004, joining the PKD Charity as a trustee before becoming its CEO in 2012. As President of the PKD International Alliance, Tess worked tirelessly to foster global partnerships for research and support.

But Tess was more than a leader; she was a source of warmth and encouragement to all. Her smile and energy brought comfort, especially to those facing a PKD diagnosis. For the European Kidney Patients’ Federation (EKPF), Tess was always ready to help, her dedication never wavering.

As we remember Tess, we honor her legacy of compassion and commitment. Though she’s no longer with us, her impact on the fight against PKD will endure.