OCEAN CITY – A month before his son was to be born, Craig Lynch started thinking about the future. He decided life insurance would be a prudent step to ensure his family would be provided for if something happened to him.
He ran into an unexpected hurdle when he failed the physical. Doctors informed Lynch he had polycystic kidney disease.
In spite of the news, he wasn’t initially worried.
“A lot of people never even know they have it,” he said. “They felt I’d be fine for 20 to 30 years.”
Unfortunately, the disease — which causes fluid-filled growths to form on the kidneys — progressed faster than anyone anticipated. Lynch now needs a new kidney.