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As a participant in the Liver Life Walk, I'm helping to move forward the fight against liver disease and I need your help!
My younger sister Heather was born in 1994 with liver disease. She was fist diagnosed with jaundice and was then diagnosed with Biliary Atreisia ,a life-threatening condition in infants in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings. With biliary atresia, bile becomes trapped, builds up, and damages the liver. The damage leads to scarring, loss of liver tissue, and cirrhosis. Toxins build up in the blood and the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions. Without treatment, the liver eventually fails and the infant needs a liver transplant to stay alive.
Over the next couple of years, her condition worsened and Heather spent the majority of her first years in hospitals. Heather was told she would eventually need a new liver, without one, she may not live. From then on, my family began fundraising to try and help pay for the medical bills while we waited for her transplant. It was one of the most stressful times of our lives, watching my sister get sicker while the bills piled up.
This is my first fundraising event and it is very near and dear to our hearts. 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.
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!
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Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Hartford 2013 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:
|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 Walk Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.
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