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Toryns' team

Toryn James
Toryn James

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Team TORYN team page
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Gold Medal
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
My Progress
1569 percent of goal achieved.
Fundraising Honor Roll


Toryn was born June 6th, 2011. From birth, his bilirubin level was a little high. After further evaluation, his pedeiatrician noticed his stool color was light, and ordered further lab testing. Later that day, she informed us there was a problem with his liver, and had made us an appointment at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh. After numerous testing and a liver biopsy, he was diagnosed with biliary atresia. From there he had a procedure known as the kasai procedure. After a long three months waiting for lab tests to improve, he was showing strong signs of improvement, although there where many, many overnight trips to Childrens Hospital fighting fevers, and early signs of cholangitis (liver infection).

Now, almost three years later, Toryn is growing stronger and stronger, and enjoys playing with his twin sisters, his dog Roxi, and playing outside. We know we are truly blessed, and want to do everything possible to not only raise awareness about liver disease, but help fund the process, and further the pursuit to find a cure, and/or advanced treatment.


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 "Support Melissa" button to get started!



Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Pittsburgh on June 1, 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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