While caring for his ailing mother, Daniel let his own health go by the wayside. By the time he decided to take back control, it was too late. Read about Daniels story and importance of liver health and liver disease prevention.
Working for ALF these past 10 years has been a mission for me. I had NASH, I’ve had a transplant, and every time I am able to offer someone hope, I feel so good.
I didn’t think much about my weight or health during this time. I was diagnosed with a fatty liver and my weight became out of control when I hit 352 pounds.
The first symptom of my liver disease was vomiting a large amount of blood. I was told I had end stage cirrhosis, when the day before I had no idea anything was wrong.
Several ultrasounds later I was informed that I had an excessive amount of fat on my liver and that my liver was slightly enlarged.
I couldn’t believe it, I wasn’t a drinker or smoker or did any drugs or anything that I knew of that would give me liver disease. I found out later it was my weight that damaged my liver.
Nick’s grandfather had died of liver disease he thought that teaming up with ALF would be a great way to honor his grandfather’s memory.
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