• 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 olfactory dysfunction is common in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS); indeed, it is one...

of the key diagnostic symptoms in both the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis1 and the American Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sinusitis.2 Objective evidence of hyposmia/anosmia has been reported in 30%–78% of patients with CRS, depending on which test is used.3 Subjective complaints of a loss of or reduction in the sense of smell have been shown to correlate well with objective measures.4 Loss of the sense of smell is an important symptom from a quality of life perspective and is known to correlate with depressive symptoms.

https://thorax.bmj.com/content/73/10/897

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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