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Audrey’s Story
December 15, 2021

I’ll never forget the look on the resident’s face when she entered our hospital room with the attending physician. At that moment we were informed our perfect baby had Biliary Atresia.

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Menchie’s Story
December 15, 2021

Liver Cancer The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of caregiver Menchie Garcia who suffered the loss of her husband, […]

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Paula’s Story
December 15, 2021

A biopsy of my liver revealed that I was suffering from PBC. I was given medication to help slow the progression of the disease.

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Amy S.
November 15, 2021

On Mother’s Day weekend, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Leading up to my double mastectomy, I had to have a series of blood work done. That’s where they discovered my elevated liver enzymes.

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Shantalea J.
November 3, 2021

As an infant I was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, underwent the Kasai procedure, and had my gallbladder removed.

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Michael Kerr
October 18, 2021

My liver was in trouble. I learned that the ducts from the liver that deliver bile to the intestines had become damaged. There was a good possibility my liver would eventually fail.

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Jess S.
August 23, 2021

I was admitted to the local hospital for bleeding varices. I underwent surgery to stop the bleeding and was told I could possibly get a liver within the next few days.

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Raphael K.
June 28, 2021

I was born with the liver disease known as Biliary Atresia. My parent’s first suspected something was wrong when they noticed that my skin and eyes were yellowing.

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Brian B.
June 5, 2021

I had difficulty with my memory and I began to experience loss of appetite, lethargy and difficulty concentrating. All the symptoms that I know now to be of liver failure.

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Jack & Gene J.
May 4, 2021

Ten years earlier, Jack was diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder that can ultimately lead to liver failure.

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Carley V: Blog Introduction
April 20, 2021

I currently manage a chronic liver disease called Autoimmune Hepatitis. At the age of 12 I fell into complete liver failure and was rushed to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.

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Michaela L. & Haley W.
April 17, 2021

Michaela Layton was diagnosed at age 17 with Wilson Disease, a rare genetic disease that causes copper buildup in the liver.

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