Charles Strickler is a lifelong native of Virginia. Born in Harrisonburg, he spent his youth discovering the countless wonders of the Shenandoah Valley. In southwest Virginia, Charles graduated from Virginia Tech where he also met his future bride Mary. Various events often draw them back to Blacksburg and their Alma mater. Currently Charles and his wife reside in central Virginia, just outside of Richmond where he and his wife enjoy following their son’s various automobile restoration projects.
An entrepreneur with work experiences that range from the barnyard to the Board Room, Charles brings a unique perspective to his mysteries.
Like many others, the only mystery that Charles does not like is Polycystic Kidney Disease. PKD is a genetic disease affecting 12.4 million people around the world, more than 600,000 Americans. PKD causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidney, eventually leading to kidney failure. It affects all racial and ethnic groups equally. A typical kidney is the size of a human fist and weighs about a third of a pound. PKD kidneys can be much larger, some as large as a football, weighing 30 pounds each. While there is no cure yet, the PKD Foundation continues to fund promising research to discover treatments that can slow the progression and eventually end PKD.
If you would like to learn more click on the following link. To become a partner in finding a cure to end PKD follow the link to the PKD foundation. Thank you!