Where there is love there is life
February 1, 2024

Meet Kathy, a passionate ALF Advocacy Ambassador and loving wife and caregiver to husband, PJ, who underwent a liver transplant in 2018.

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Celebrating Juneteenth and Change through Collaboration
June 16, 2023

Despite Juneteenth's nationwide recognition, when it comes to health equity and access to healthcare, disparities within the Black community still remain. ALF is working to help close some of these gaps through partnerships with community organizations such as the Black Liver Health Initiative (BLHI) at New York Presbyterian in New York City.

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Celebrating and Uniting Mothers Nationwide
May 10, 2023

Courtney's experience as a first time mom was not what she expected. But thanks to a strong support system, Courtney is now a strong advocate for her daughter, Sadie, and the 100 million Americans affected by liver disease.

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Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 16, 2023

Meet Melissa Sanchez – a dedicated volunteer and passionate advocate for the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Melissa said, “I advocate in memory of my grandmother, Aira Sanchez, who bravely battled end stage liver disease from 2012-2014.

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Written testimony from ALF’s CEO Lorraine Stiehl to House Committee on Appropriations
March 23, 2023

We need federal investments for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease to improve the lives of the millions of people affected by it. Read written testimony from American Liver Foundation’s CEO, Lorraine Stiehl, asking Congress to appropriate funding for liver disease research and public health programs within HHS.

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November is National Caregivers Month
November 14, 2022

Caregivers serve as lifelines and are the primary source of love, support and strength for those in their care. In the U.S., many caregivers work jobs outside of the home in addition to providing full-time care.

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Dr. Robert Wong, a Passionate Advocate for Healthcare Equality
September 12, 2022

Meet Dr. Robert Wong, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Medicine in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Staff Physician in the Gastroenterology Section at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System.

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I Lend My Voice for My Patients
August 22, 2022

“As physicians, our voices matter to legislators just as much as the voices of our patients. We too can affect change by sharing our stories and experiences. It does not require a lot of time, either – the most important thing is to show up with a smile on your face and a true passion for the cause!”

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I Lend My Voice for My Grandma
August 8, 2022

“My grandma played a pivotal role in my decision to pursue health advocacy. As a public health professional, I am dedicated to raising awareness around the importance of doing more intentional outreach, education and research with linguistically and ethnically diverse communities to achieve health equity and improve polices that benefit all community members.”

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ALF Patient Advocate Participates in Congressional Directed Medical Cancer Research Program
December 3, 2021

Donald Melillo participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program's (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).

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Carley Vogel Virtual Advocacy 2021
September 8, 2021

Carley Vogel talks about her participation in Hill Week with ALF, and asks that you reach out to lawmakers to ask for prioritized funding and research for liver disease.

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John D.
January 4, 2021

John Donlon, a self-described, “ordinary Joe” who didn’t play sports in college, is doing something fewer than 1,700 people have ever done – swim the English Channel.

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