|Friends of Philip team page|
Raised $1000 for the Liver Life Walk
Fundraising Honor Roll
stella and bob gnutzman
A friend of Philip
Sean & Jie
George's Auto Repair
Helen & Phil Hollenstein
John & Patricia Taylor
Catherine & Michael Dermody
The Wilson Family
Janet & Frank Thomas
Peter and Terry Hollenstein
Al & Terri Ianno
The Secchio Family
Murphy, Linda & Paul
Massapequa Fire Dept. Companies 4 & 6
Doriane & John Doonan
Diane & Jim Graffum
Michael Watkinson on behalf of Watkinson Family
Anthony & Amy Ciani
Mattie Duthie & family
Kane and Theaann Calabrese
The Supek Family
The Henry Family
The Knapp Family
The Roan Family
Paul& Virginia Hart
Jen and Paul
The Bellissimo Family
John and Ann Trainor
The Thibault Family
Kim Marie Tedeschi
Mrs. Michele Comuniello
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:
|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.
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