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Dear Family and Friends,
I have been diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. A disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This immune response causes inflammation of the liver called hepatitis. Researchers think a genetic factor may be the cause but are not sure. 70% with this disease are females.
This past year I was informed my liver was enlarged and it is due to the autoimmune disease.
This disease is quite serious and gets worse over time if not treated. There is no cure. It is chronic and can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, eventually liver failure.
Liver disease is often unknown or misunderstood.
Here are some compelling statistics:
I have joined the Liver Life Walk to support the life-saving and life-changing work of the American Liver Foundation®. With more than 30 million people in the United States suffering from liver disease, including myself, it is more important than ever to help the American Liver Foundation in their commitment to providing research, education, advocacy, and support.
Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of the 30 million Americans 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 and 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!
Donating is easy! Just click the "Sponsor Me" button to get started!
Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Chicagoland on June 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:
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American Liver Foundation® | 67 E Madison St | Suite 1614 | Chicago | IL | 60603
*Please be sure to include the Walk Participant's name with your check.
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