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Liver Life Walk 2014 - In Honor of Michelle Veilleux

In Loving Memory Michelle Veilleux
In Loving Memory Michelle Veilleux

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Michelle's March team page
Achievements
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Gold Medal
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
My Progress
Goal:
$1,500.00
Achieved:
$1,605.00
107 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll

For those of you who know me well, you know how special this cause is to my heart. Liver disease has always been part of my life. My mom was diagnosed with cryptogenic cirrhosis as a child [long before she adopted me]. In 1995, my mom was placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Those years of waiting were long – but my mom passed the time by dedicating herself and volunteering for UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing). A match was found and she received her transplant in 1997. I can’t put into words how incredibly grateful I was and still am for that gift of life.

After her transplant, we were fortunate to have another decade or so of healthy years, free of liver disease. Unfortunately, my mom started experiencing serious complications from her body rejecting the new liver and after a series of difficult years, my mom passed away waiting for a second liver transplant in 2010.

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 goal is to raise awareness and honor my mom who braved this disease with humility and grace. She may not be with us now, but because of organ donation and liver disease research, I was able to have more time with her than anyone ever thought possible. The most important thing we can do to honor her memory is to pick up the torch and continue the crusade to create awareness for organ donation and liver disease.

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!

Donating is easy! Just click the "Donate" button to get started! All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. No donation is too small!

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Greater Boston on June 29, 2014!

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® | 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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