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.
Avani shares her story and feelings after having been diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.