In 2010, Brian Parlato’s then 12-year-old son Kevin was diagnosed with IgAN. A year later, as he searched for answers, a doctor introduced him to Bonnie Schneider and the IgA Nephropathy Foundation. He has been working with the Foundation ever since to try and find a cure and create an information hub for IgAN patients. Brian’s background is in medical device development and he’s currently the president of Palix Medical, LLC. He is naturally drawn to the research side of the IgAN Foundation, supporting the doctors working to develop new drugs and therapies.