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Welcome to My Liver Life Challenge Web Page


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My Progress
100+ percent of goal achieved.
Achieved: $1,375.00
Fundraising Honor Roll

Help me to help 30 million Americans.

The love of my life, Krista, woke up one day with a fever and was shocked to see her skin a bright yellow. She was admitted at a local hospital for 3 days, suffering from acute liver failure, before the doctors diagnosed her with Wilson's Disease. Wilson's Disease is a rare congenital condition in which the body is unable to metabolize copper, leading to build up in the brain, kidneys, or in her case, the liver. Krista's liver was scarred beyond repair and she needed a lifesaving liver transplant. At this point, she was ambulanced to a transplant center in NYC and was put on life support where the doctors gave her a 24-48 hour window to live. At the last possible moment, a liver became available that was a perfect match for her. On Feburary 27,2007 Krista received a second chance at life.

Last year, I planned to run the NYC marathon & planned on proposing to Krista. The marathon was cancelled due to the devistation hurricane Sandy caused, but that did not stop me from proposing. I ran a one man marathon from our home in depew NY to The Airforce base in Niagara Falls & at the finish line, I got down on one knee and asked Krista to be my wife. SHE SAIS YES!!!!! And we were married August 10, 2013!!!!! This year, I will be running again, but as her husband. This run is for all of the wonderful people that helped Krista be where she is today....and especially her Liver donor, whom saved my wife's life, and my own.

(WE MADE THE NEWS!!! http://www.wivb.com/news/local/runner-wins-race-and-bride-to-be )

 A world free of liver disease! That is why I am participating in the Liver Life Challenge. The Liver Life Challenge is an endurance sport training program that helps people like me train for a race while supporting the mission of the American Liver Foundation.

Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a diference in the lives of more than 30 million Americans living with liver disease.

Did you know:

  • Liver cancer is one of the few primary cancers on the rise in the United States.
  • Approximately 5.4 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C. About 65% and 75% , respectively, are unaware that they are infected.
  • It is estimated that up to 25% of the U.S. population could have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease--a condition that can lead to life-threatening damage.

By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Foundation provide community-based education, research, support, and advocacy related to help prevent and treat liver disease. Together we can make a difference and it's as simple as helping me reach my fundraising goal.

Donating is easy! Just click the "Sponsor Me" button to get started.

 

Thank you for supporting the ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013!

The Liver Life Challenge is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

  • Advocates on behalf of 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Provides education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and raise awareness on liver disease prevention and management.
  • Is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the U.S. and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.
Please send offline, non-cash donations to our office at:
American Liver Foundation® | 39 Broadway | Suite 2700 | New York | NY | 10006
*Please be sure to include the Challenge Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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