• 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!

Did you know that, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation there are seven major airway clearance techniques (ACTs) for patients with mucociliary clearance disorders? Airway clearance is needed to help clear away mucus from the lungs to help prevent infections and to improve lung function. Children will need an adult to assist with ACTs, and different patients will prefer different methods of airway clearance. The seven major airway clearance techniques are deep coughing, huff coughing, active cycle of breathing (ACBT), autogenic drainage (AD), chest physical therapy [(CPT); is also known as postural drainage and percussion (PDP)], positive expiratory pressure (PEP), and oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP). While exercise has gained popularity in recent years as an ACT, in reality it is the ACBT or active cycle breathing techniques that take place during physical exercise that provide the mucociliary clearance benefits of regular exercise. Regular exercise as a side effect also helps to strength the diaphragm and strength the body’s muscles. Strengthening the muscles helps the body work more efficiently with less oxygen.

The more you know…

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

- Visit Smile E. Turtle's Amazon Wishlist

- For more information on how you can donate, please visit our "Donation" page to check out our "Do & Don't policies.

- Or sponsor a PCD Smiles cheer package today!

- To shop for your “Official” turtle care ribbon gear today, visit PCD Style or Smile E. Cove

Thank you for your consideration!

***Please speak to your respiratory therapist or your PCD medical team before commencing any new treatment. DO NOT start using a device, or technique, on this website if you have not discussed this with your PCD team first.***

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