• Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Our mission at PCD Smiles is to bring smiles to hospitalized primary ciliary dyskinesia, no mater their age; through the gift of a cheer package. Currently serving only The United States and Canada.
  • Request Cheer Package

    Request Cheer Package

    Know of a hospitalized primary ciliary dyskinesia patient? Please visit our “Request a Cheer Package” link and fill out our secured form to submit them for a cheer package today!
  • Donations

    Donations

    Our cheer package program runs on donations. To see how you can help PCD Smiles, visit our donations section today!
  • The PCD Artist Project is a collaborative effort by artist to raise awareness for PCD & support the PCD Smiles cheer package program. Visit our exhibits today!
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  • Nasal Washes, Yay or Nay?

    Nasal Washes, Yay or Nay?

    Are you Team Yay or Team Nay when it comes to nasal washes for you or your loved one with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)? Nasal washes are an integral component to PCD care, or rather they could...
  • Disordered Sleeping and Sleep Disturbances in PCD

    Disordered Sleeping and Sleep Disturbances in PCD

    Disordered sleeping and sleep disturbances are more common in PCD than once thought. It’s not surprising given that you need to be able to breathe properly in order to sleep properly. Sleep related...
  • Can I live a Holistic Lifestyle with PCD?

    Can I live a Holistic Lifestyle with PCD?

    There are no studies into holistic lifestyle alongside a primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) diagnosis. There are however a few antidotal reports from the PCD patient population where patients have...
  • PCD Awareness Month a Necessary Evil?

    PCD Awareness Month a Necessary Evil?

    We are a little less than two weeks away from another PCD Awareness Month. I’m just not feeling it this year. It seems to get a little more difficult each year, and I am not sure why it gets more...

The PCD Artist Project is a collaborative effort by artist to raise awareness for PCD or primary ciliary dyskinesia and support the PCD Smiles program. Each artist who submitted art work to the project either has PCD or has a PCD family member. Check out this year’s exhibit by clicking on the link to the year below.

The PCD Artist Project’s exhibition merchandise ranges from apparel, giftware, home decor, and printed products such as posters, prints, wall art, and other items, all created from our exhibition; which can be viewed on PCD Smiles’s website. It is our hope that you support the PCD Smiles program by purchasing exhibition merchandise today.

“Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare inherited disorder caused by defects in the structure and/or function of cilia. Cilia are tiny hair-like structures, which are required to move fluids and particles in various parts of the body, including the airways. If there are defects in the cilia lining the airways, the body is unable to expel foreign material and clear mucus. This can lead to pulmonary complications, including frequent infections of the lungs, ears, throat and sinuses. People with PCD may have persistent or recurrent infections, which can significantly disrupt their quality of life and sometimes lead to permanent damage and life-threatening complications...” ~ Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

***All proceeds from the PCD Artist Project go to support PCD Smiles's cheer package program!!!

Visit our shop today for your exhibition merchandise and more.

https://www.smileecove.com/stores/cove

 

PCD Artist Project Exhibits 

2020

2021

2022

2023

 

 



 

 

We have several ways that you can donate to PCD Smiles; is 

Visit Smile E. Turtle's Amazon Wishlist; https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/KNO9BAJR74I4?ref_=wl_share

Or; for more information on how you can donate, please visit our "Donation" page to check out our "Do & Don't policies at; http://portaltest.pcdsmiles.com/support-pcdsmiles/donations2

Or; to sponsor a PCD Smiles Cheer-box today!
https://shop.pcdstyle.com/index.php?id_category=14&controller=category

Or; to get your “Official” turtle care ribbon gear today!

https://www.smileecove.com/stores/cove

Thank you for your consideration!

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#PCDawareness to help find a #cure4PCD!

 

 

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