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Welcome to My Liver Life Walk Page!

My niece, my hero Zoey
My niece, my hero Zoey

Support Sonja!
Team Zoey team page
Achievements
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Gold Medal
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
My Progress
Goal:
$1,500.00
Achieved:
$1,875.00
125 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll

 

As a participant in the Liver Life Walk, I'm helping to move forward the fight against liver disease and I need your help!

 

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.

 

I walk in memory of my niece Zoey Isadora Dockal. Zoey was born June 14, 2011.  In November, after several months of tummy troubles and trips to the doctor, Zoey was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare and malignant form of liver cancer.  Zoey’s only chance of survival was to be put on the donor list and have a liver transplant as soon as possible. Zoey was blessed to have a liver donor match after only 11 days on the list.  While doctors believed the transplant was successful, her heart could not recover from her month-long battle with multiple surgeries, procedures, and chemo treatments.  After a brave fight, Zoey passed away on December 8, 2011 just 6 days shy of her 6-month birthday.

 

When my sister Gina and brother-in-law Mike lost their beautiful baby girl, an outpouring of support came from family, friends and their community.  This support enabled them to focus on honoring Zoey’s memory and caring for their own well-being and healing. We refer to this group as Team Zoey. They continue to walk this journey with Gina, Mike and now baby sister Jozie.

 

The American Liver Foundation reached out to our family while we were at Texas Children's Hospital and has followed our story since.  The Liver Life Walk 2012 was my first step forward on this journey.  I originally asked a few close friends to support my personal need to do this.  I was overwhelmed when on the day of the walk, my entire family including Gina and Mike and an amazing large spirited group of family and friends participated in Team Zoey style.  We are grateful to ALF for the support they provided our family and for the assistance they provide so many.  Team Zoey is proud to support Liver Life Walk Houston again!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Houston on April 26, 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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