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Welcome to My Liver Life Challenge Page

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My Progress
124 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $2,500.00
Achieved: $3,109.50
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I began my nursing career at UCSF's Adult Transplant Unit on 9 Long. We care for patients either receiving or donating a kidney, liver, or pancreas.  I am privileged to work with patients diagnosed with liver disease who are either being evaluated as a candidate to become a liver transplant recipient, have received a transplant and are recovering from surgery, or are post-transplant and experiencing complications that require hospitalization. I am humbled daily by the courage our patients show when faced with the challenges of a diagnosis of end stage liver disease, the patience and hope they possess when waiting to receive a transplant, the will and determination it takes to recover from the extensive surgery as well as the life changes and skills that must be learned and adhered to in order to successfully survive and thrive as a recipient of a solid organ transplant.

Climbing Shasta has been a goal of mine for many years.  Growing up in Sonoma County, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a beautiful landscape that I thoroughly explored and felt connected to both physically and spiritually. My love for nature and outdoor activities led me to develop many hobbies, including but not limited to hiking and mountaineering. As a transplant RN, it is with great honor to contribute my time and energy to raise awareness and money for the growing prevalence of liver disease. Liver disease affects 1 in 10 Americans, and it is of paramount importance to properly fund research and educate the public.

Help me to help 30 million Americans.

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 "Donate" button to get started.


Thank you for supporting the Mt. Shasta Climb 2014 on June 13-16, 2014!

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® | 870 Market St., Suite 1050 | San Francisco | CA | 94102.
*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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