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Goal: $150.00
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Dear Friends, Family and Supporters,

Once again, I ask you to join me in our 6th Anniversary in supporting the worthy  cause  of the American Liver Foundation to raising the awareness of this terrible disease that cause over 30 millions of people of these horrible sickness.

As a participant in the Liver Life Walk, I'm helping to move forward the fight against liver disease and I need your help!

Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of the 30 million Americans and other races living with liver disease. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Liver Foundation provide community-based education and prevention programs, protect the rights of people with liver disease, and fund critical research.

By making a donation you'll take me one step closer to my goal and take all of us another stride closer to a world free of liver disease!

http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR/LiverLifeWalk2013/LiverLifeWalk?px=1086885&pg=personal&fr_id=3820

Donating is easy! Just click on DONATE or PARTICIPANT button to get started!

I am kicking-off our team's fundraising with a personal contribution of $200 and I challenge you to match me!

The suggested contribution of $25 will help fund life-saving research, as well as important educational and advocacy programs for the millions of Americans, and other races, adults and children alike, afflicted with one of 100 different types of liver disease. How often can you say that $25 of your money is working to save lives?

The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Together we can make a huge difference in our community by supporting the Liver Life Walk. So, follow the links to join the team or make a donation (or both!) to this important cause!

Or, to help our team rise $2,000 simply follow the link and select Donate To A Walker and search for Dung Lu.

This happens to me over 6 years ago in the following paragraphs. After this touch by death, with the suggestion of the Stanford Hospital and Clinic, the VN Liver Support group was form to help people and their family.

My wife, our Liver Transplant Support Group and I has work in the last 5 years to help these people and their family, I personally have seen people death in  my arm, seeing people with new liver and other got heal. We started out work with the Vietnamese people with liver disease, but we soon find out that we can also help with other major disease as well, so we expend into more other major disease such as cancer, lymphoma,…as  well as other ethic as well. We have work without any financial gain.

To maintain our support level, we have decided to divide to subgroup; currently we have 4 sub groups according to their address so that we have local support by their area. Our group has work nonstop when need arise and join together to meet these needs.

As you may already know, on June 22nd, 2007, I received the terrible news that I had one week to live and the doctor who treated me sent me home to die. My liver failing had progressed too far and the doctors could not do anything to help me. They think that I have maximum of 7 days to liv30

My wife refused to accept this, she took me to Stanford Hospital and by Gods graces the Stanford team agreed to put me on the liver transplant list. Due to Gods help and my severe condition, a few days later, a liver was found for me. I went into surgery for over 11 hours and the procedure went extremely well. I spent the next 2 months in the hospital recovering.

During and after the surgery, miracles happen to me and as a result I became the first person who was able to recover and return to work in my group.

During my stay in the hospital, my social worker Ms. Evonne Davis played a very important role in my life, and the Vietnamese Liver Transplant Support Group. She told me that liver disease affects a lot of Vietnamese people, and that the hospital could use some help starting a support group to help the Vietnamese patients who were not able to help themselves because of their limited English and resources.

So after I recovered, my wife and I met with 3 other Vietnamese people that have had liver transplants that same month and we decided to form the Vietnamese Liver Transplant support group. After 5 years, our group continues to grow by the Grace of God, and we have been able to help other Vietnamese patients. Currently, we have over 70 members. Our group holds meetings, do visitations, translation services, transport and provide some financial support to some members. We not only support Vietnamese people with liver disease but have expanded to help other groups with heart, kidney and other transplants. More importantly, we are able to do this without any membership fee or any financial help from government agencies. We also participated in the American Liver Foundations Life Liver Walk in the last 5 years and last year we rise over $3000 with over 10 participants.

I think that God decided to use me and the group to extend our help to others and to share His love to mankind. He has allowed me to bring this disease to people’s attention and He has raised me from death to give me a new life to help and serves others.

Again this year, I ask for your help for a wonderful cause to help raise awareness of the liver disease and provide grants to the doctors so that we together solve the Liver disease.

The suggested contribution of $25 will help fund life-saving research, as well as important educational and advocacy programs for the millions of Americans, Vietnamese, other races, adults and children alike, afflicted with one of 100 different types of liver disease. How often can you say that $25 of your money is working to save lives?

The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Together we can make a huge difference in our community by supporting the Liver Life Walk. So, follow the links to join the team or make a donation (or both!) to this important cause!

Or, to help our team rise $2,000 simply follow the link and select Donate to a Walker and search for Dung Lu.

On behalf of the 30 million American affected by liver disease, including my brother, I thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Dung A Lu

Vietnamese Transplant Support Group

Team Captain

1651 Riverview Ave

Tracy CA 95377

(510) 755 8696

dlu55@att.net

 

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk San Francisco on September 22, 2013!

The Liver Life Walk 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 Walk Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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