Autoimmune Liver Diseases

A Decade-long Mystery
March 1, 2024

When Bruce began feeling continuously fatigued, he assumed it was just his workload. Unfortunately, it ended up becoming an all-consuming mystery. Learn about Bruce’s story and how his persistence finally helped him achieve a working diagnosis and how he is now giving back to move forward.

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Rare Disease Day 2024
February 29, 2024

Bruce Dimmig, motivated ALF Advocacy Ambassador and volunteer extraordinaire, has been living with the uncertainties of life with a rare liver disease for more than a decade and a half. Read about his story and how his persistence helped him get to a working diagnosis nearly ten years later.

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Sydney’s Story
March 31, 2022

At age 12, Sydney Sullivan learned she had a serious liver disease that would ultimately lead to a liver transplant.

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Mackenzie’s Story
January 28, 2022

My parents were on the next flight to Austin and I was trying to understand how I went from a healthy, 26 year old to being consulted by the hepatic transplant team in the hospital.

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Barb’s Story
December 15, 2021

The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of patient Barb Pitts who was diagnosed with liver cancer. This interview is for those who seek to understand more about liver cancer.

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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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Paysen M.
October 30, 2020

Her liver enzymes came back elevated. The nurse practitioner wanted Paysen to see a pediatric gastroenterologist.

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Heather K.
September 16, 2020

I was diagnosed a couple weeks before my birthday with Stage 4 liver disease. I was more specifically told that I had Autoimmune Hepatitis and that I desperately need a new liver.

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Jackie C.
September 1, 2020

I was officially with diagnosed Autoimmune Hepatitis – Primary Biliary Cholangitis Overlap Syndrome in 2011.

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Julie M.
July 23, 2020

My blood work was flagged for high liver enzymes. I spent the summer having additional blood work, an abdominal ultrasound, and a Gastroenterologist who ordered a liver biopsy.

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Griselda M.
May 20, 2020

In 2005 I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and later with NAFLD. Was also told that I didn’t qualify for a liver transplant.

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Emma A.
May 20, 2020

Emma was a 9 year-old 4th grader when she was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. For a year or so before she was diagnosed, she was participating in gymnastics and cheer.

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