Welcome to our Liver Life Walk Team Page!
Thank you for your interest in supporting our Liver Life Walk team!
To make a donation to our team, locate a team member from the list below and click her or her name to visit their Personal Fundraising Webpage. Once there, select the "Donate" button and follow the instructions to make a donation.
To join our team, select the "Join Team" link at the top of the list of team members. Then follow the instructions to register for the event as part of our Liver Life Walk team!
We walk in memory of 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 Gina and 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 our first step forward on this journey. We were overwhelmed when on the day of the walk, we were surrounded by an amazing, large, spirited group of family and friends participating 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!
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