In Memory and Honor of :
July 26, 1951 to January 14, 2010
Team Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin is made up of the Friends and Family of Tony Jerome who walk in honor of his memory to raise fund for the 30 Million Americans battling liver disease in this country. Tony battled liver disease from the age of 52 when he was first diagnosed. In his case, there seemed to be a hereditary component. At the age of 19, Tony watched as his mother passed away from complications with liver disease. Only a few short years later, his brother also passed from complications of this ugly disease. While medical advances have come a long way since that time, there is still more that needs to be done.
For several years Tony battled with the complications that come along with a failing liver and was on the list for a liver transplant. As his condition continued to worsen, a family member volunteered to be a live donor should it come to that, but it was too late. Unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse and on January 14, 2010, he passed away with his family by his side. While it may be too late to help Tony with his battle, it is not too late to help the millions of others affected with this disease.
Team Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin has committed to walking on May 4th in an attempt to raise money for research, new drugs, new treatment techniques and hopefully a cure for all those that will have to battle liver disease in their lifetime. If you want to walk, please click on the team captain's page and register or feel free to make your donations to any of the team members as we all raise money for awareness and a cure.
Each contribution no matter how large or small helps bring us one step closer to a world free of liver disease. A mere $5 or $10 is not going to be the death of you, but it may be the key to giving someone else life. How often can you say that your money is making a difference?.. a true difference in the lives of others?
Thank you in advance for your support as we "walk for fun...walk for life"!