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Welcome to My Liver Life Walk Page!

Philip
Philip

Support Kimberly!
Friends of Philip team page
Achievements
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Gold Medal
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
My Progress
Goal:
$900.00
Achieved:
$5,607.14
623 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!

My name is Kim and my son Philip was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia when he was 6 weeks old.

 In biliary atresia, the bile ducts become inflamed and blocked soon after birth. This causes bile to remain in the liver, where it starts to destroy liver cells rapidly and cause cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver.

Without successful treatment, few children with biliary atresia live beyond age two. In some cases, where the Kasai procedure is completely successful, the child may recover and live a normal life. However, in most cases, even when surgery is successful, patients will suffer gradual damage to the liver. These children will need specialized medical care throughout their lives, and many will ultimately need a liver transplant.

 Philip got his Kasai procedure done at 8 weeks old. He is now 9 months old and still has his native liver. He is doing really good right now. 

 Not much is known about the cause of this disease. Please consisder joining our team or donating to help learn more about the causes and to help find cures for so many liver diseases. 

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 Long Island on May 18, 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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