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Welcome to Linda's Page

Me and my sister (Patti)
Me and my sister (Patti)

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Personal Gift
Has made a donation to this event
My Progress
122 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $1,000.00
Achieved: $1,220.00
Fundraising Honor Roll

Dear Friends and Family and General Liver Lovers,

It has taken me 62 years to walk for a cause, but this cause is close to my heart. I won't break any speed records, in fact, I'm just hoping to finish the course.

 On May 17, 2011, I turned yellow, 10 days later I was in UCSF ICU status 1A waiting for a liver. On May 30, 2011 (Memorial day), I got my miracle - a liver.  I don't know why my liver failed, but I am so grateful to all the people at UCSF who knew what to do and how to do it. 

It has taken me 2 years to process what happened, but I think I am finally able to put things in perspective.  Life is Good and miracles happen every day - I thank the Lord every morning for this miracle.

 There are many angels involved in the miracle of transplants -caregivers (thank you, Patti), my nurses in 9Long and in ICU 13, the many doctors surrounding my bed every morning, the highly skilled surgeons, and all the staff who took care of me. 

 But I never forget that the liver inside of me - giving me life - once belonged to a 19 year old girl.  It is in her honor that I have decided to walk in the Liver Life Walk -

 Please do not feel pressured to donate money, but any donation is appreciated.

What I do ask - is for you to find out about organ donation and sign up on the organ donor registry. (www.DonateLifeCalifornia.org)  I don't know about you, but when I leave this old world, I would be thrilled if anyone could use the parts I leave behind.

If you do want to support me in the walk, donating is easy! Just click the "Donate" button to get started

Thank you for your support!

 

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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