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271 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $4,000.00
Achieved: $10,840.00
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Hello Everyone:

Once again I am running the Boston Marathon in memory of Miss Laura Linehan, and I am asking for your support.  All of the proceeds will go towards the fight against liver disease.

Laura Linehan had an infectious laugh and a stunning smile. Lovely Laura embraced life and was always game for adventure and new experiences.   How she is missed by her family and friends, but she has left her mark.  As the sixth anniversary of her death approaches, we ask you to celebrate Laura’s life.

The third daughter of Jim and Ann Linehan of Melrose was born with tyrosenemia, a liver disease.  She was listed for a liver transplant which she received at age two. It was a perfect match.  She had many good years. When Laura was 11 years old, her parents were notified by Children’s Hospital that she had been given a blood transfusion during her surgery infected with Hep C.  Her team of doctors had no idea that she had this horrible disease.  They did everything possible to manage the Hep C,  but with no success.  By the time Laura was a junior in high school her health deteriorated considerably.  Her parents made the decision to take Laura to Jacksonville Florida where the Mayo Clinic was performing many more transplants than in Boston.  Months passed by and Laura continued to get sicker and sicker.  Fear and desperation set in but no liver was found until April 4th   when the call finally came. Laura went to the operating room but  she was too sick to make it through the surgery and she died that evening.

 Many of the people who surrounded Laura were never aware of the extent of her condition because of her positive attitude and energetic force. Those who knew her well were aware that her condition was exhausting, but that did not stop Laura from pursuing her active life.  She played sports, went to dances, loved shoes and food!  Always sneaking salty snacks and loving fried clams and Mexican food.

Laura  had big plans for post transplant including going to college, getting an apartment, marriage,  a baby and making  a difference in the world.  She wanted to rid the world of liver disease and she was a crusader for organ donation.  Her life was cut short but some of her wishes can come true.  Organ donor legislation has been passed in her memor and her friends and family work to support the ALF.

Please help me in honoring Laura's legacy and continuing the fight against liver disease by supporting the American Liver Foundation’s “2014 Run for Research

By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Foundation provide community-based education, research, support, and advocacy related to help prevent and treat liver disease to help people. Together we can make a difference and it's as simple as helping me reach my fundraising goal.

Donating is easy! Just click the "Sponsor Me" button to get started.


Thank you for supporting the Run for Research 2014 on April 21, 2014!

The Run for Research 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:
Run for Research Team | American Liver Foundation | 88 Winchester Street | Newton | MA | 02461
*Please be sure to include the Challenge Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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