• 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!
  • ACT Series, 7: Postural Drainage & Percussion (PD&P)

    ACT Series, 7: Postural Drainage & Percussion (PD&P)

    As we continue our deep dive into airway clearance when percussion is added to postural drainage it is known as postural drainage and percussion or PD&P in the United States. PD&P is also known by...
  • ACT Series, 6: Postural Drainage

    ACT Series, 6: Postural Drainage

    As we continue our deep dive into airway clearance the first technique for airway clearance was postural drainage (PD). This technique was first seen in a 1934 paper by H.P. Nelson. It operated on...
  • ACT Series, 5; Autogenic Drainage

    ACT Series, 5; Autogenic Drainage

    As we continue our deep dive into airway clearance our second breathing technique for airway clearance is autogenic drainage (AD). This technique was developed in 1967 by Jean Chevaillier and was...
  • ACT Series, 4; Active Cycle Breathing

    ACT Series, 4; Active Cycle Breathing

    As we continue our deep dive into airway clearance our second, most basic, and next easiest airway clearance technique (ACT) is breathing. Breathing is another important part to all other airway...

The PCD Artist Project is seeking art submissions from the PCD Community for our 2024 exhibit that opens October 1, 2024. Artwork doesn’t have to be related to PCD. The artist must be a member of the the PCD community (artist with PCD, friend or family of someone with PCD), and no age or skill level restrictions either.

To submit your project to the 2024 PCD Artist Project:

1. Take a few photos of your piece if it isn’t already in digital format.

2. Email me your project’s name; and your digital photos, file or files, digital videos, and so on to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Hang on to your original

Join the PCD Artist Project’s Facebook group for more information on our 2024 exhibit, to get guidance, to get answers to your questions, or to hook up with a mentor or project partner.

You can find us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2459156787731589/

The PCD Artist Project is a collaborative effort by artists to raise awareness for PCD otherwise known as primary ciliary dyskinesia and to support the PCD Smiles program. Each artist who submits art work to the project either has PCD themselves or has a family member or friend with PCD.

2024 project submission period runs March 1, 2024 through May 31, 2024.

Be sure to check out The PCD Artist Project exhibits at PCDsmiles.com today.

And don’t forget that our entire PCD Artist Project exhibit merchandise catalog at SmileEcove.com today and help send cheer packages to hospitalized PCD patients.

Shop the link; https://www.smileecove.com/tags/pcd-artist-project

For more information on primary ciliary dyskinesia visit PCDsmiles.com

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