Jodi's Liver Jammers
Welcome to our Liver Life Walk Team Page!
Thank you for your interest in supporting our Liver Life Walk team! Jodi's Liver Jammers have joined forces to help fundraise on a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Jodi is a midwife working in coastal Maine, mother to three adult children, and doting grandmother (a.k.a. "Gram Cracker") to two active little boys. Jodi was diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) nearly 25 years ago. PBC is an autoimmune disease that affects the liver and causes excessive and irreversible scarring over time—often resulting in liver failure or the need for a transplant. In recent years, the inevitable progression of the disease has intensified, and medications are no longer sufficient to preserve her limited liver function. As she struggled with fatigue, abdominal inflammation, and severe itchiness, among many other side effects, her ability to truly live her life was diminishing. She and her doctors had determined that a live donor liver transplant is her best option.
In May of 2012, Jodi recieved that transplant through Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) under the care of an excellent medical team. Jodi's son, Mischa, was selected as the best match and "liver giver". Two years post surgery and both their livers are doing great, the transplant was a success to say the least. Jodi is living a life filled with a rejuvunated sense of joy and love for her liver. Because of the efforts of family, friends, and liver supporters everywhere, this transplant has made all the difference in Jodi's life.
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!
Thank you for all your support and always remember to love your liver!
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