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Welcome to Avery Jean's Liver Life Walk Page

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Team Avery Jean team page
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Gold Medal
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
My Progress
114 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll

This is a very personal cause for our family. In August, 2007 I gave birth to what we thought were healthy 6 and 6.5 lb twin girls, Avery Jean and Devyn Camerina. At 12 weeks old, Avery was throwing up a lot and not able to keep her milk down. After ultrasounds and tests, we were sent to Childrens Hospital San Diego at 7:00pm after a phone call from the doctor that her bilirubin level was extremely high. About 24 hours later, Avery was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, which is a is a blockage in the tubes (ducts) that carry a liquid called bile from the liver to the gallbladder.

Biliary atresia occurs when the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not develop normally. In babies with biliary atresia, bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder is blocked. This can lead to liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver, which is deadly if not treated

An operation called the Kasai procedure is done to connect the liver to the small intestine, going around the abnormal ducts. It is most successful if done before the baby is 8 weeks old. However, a liver transplant may still be needed.

Avery did indeed develop cirrhosis of the liver. Her approximately 7 hour Kasai procedure so far has been successful, she is a healthy, smart, wild, crazy, extremely funny and entertaining little girl!

We, as a family have been fortunate so far with our little girl and want to give back now by raising money and awareness for this disease. This is our third year now and we want to continue for many more! Please donate, every dollar counts!

We would love for you to join our team and walk with us this year or if you just want to donate, you can donate online or send checks made out to American Liver Foundation addressed to Sunny Elguez, PO Box 4444, Carlsbad, CA 92018-4444. Thank you in advance for your support!!!

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.

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 name you want to sponsor and click on one of the names to get started!


Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk San Diego on June 28, 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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