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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of Pittsburgh Foundation - Ferrari

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THE STORY:

 In 2007 our beautiful niece & cousin, Alaina Janet, was born with a liver disease called Biliary Atresia.  The cause is unknown and her only cure was a life saving liver transplant.   After 15 months of failing to thrive, feeding tubes, and numerous liver infections, Alaina finally needed a new liver.  Instead of watching her suffer for years on a transplant waiting list, Alaina’s father Arlen decided to donate part of his liver to her.  Her parents knew the only place they wanted to be was Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  They do more pediatric liver transplants than anyone in the world and their success rates are the best.


Alaina was only 15 months old at the time of transplant and it was a very emotional & difficult time for our family.  It was truly a miracle how her new liver immediately transformed Alaina.  Just one day after transplant, Alaina's skin was not as jaundice and the whites of her eyes were no longer yellow!  Two weeks later, her feeding tube was removed forever.  Alaina had a healthy liver and she was finally thriving!


Here we are nearly 10 years since transplant.  Alaina will be 11 on May 1st.  She's doing great but had a tough year dealing with 2 episodes of liver rejection.  After high doses of steroids, her liver responded well but the meds took a toll on her.  Steroids have nasty side effects.  Alaina also went through a major surgery last June.  All of her abdominal muscles had split open so she had a piece of mesh placed to hold her muscles together.  Her entire scar got reopened and she could not do any physical actitivites for 4 months.  She was so brave and handled the unexpected long recovery like a superhero.   You would never know looking at her what she's been through.  Our family will forever be grateful to her wonderful team of doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital!


As for Arlen, Alaina's father and liver donor, he went through 6 surgeries since transplant from hernias, obstructions (2 in the last year) and an infection.  He lost most of his stomach muscles through it all and will forever be restricted with certain physical activities.  We are proud that Arlen will be running as part of our relay team in the marathon.  


How can you help us? On May 6th, five members of our family will run as a Relay Team in the Pittsburgh Marathon to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  All of the money we raise will go towards transplant research to help kids like Alaina.  No amount is too small and any donation is greatly appreciated!


It's truly an honor to help this exceptional hospital because they saved Alaina’s life and continue to make it better. Together we are helping Alaina & every other child benefit from the spectacular research and care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh!


Sincerely,

Dan Jageman, Arlen Janet, Keldon Spicher, Ben Dickinson, & Ian Jones
 

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angie and Dan Jageman

    $100

  • Kayla & Matt Conner

     

  • Keith & Valeri Lazor

    $100

  • Michael and Kathy Smith

    $100

  • Jan & Chris Lazor

     

  • Kylee & Ben Dickinson

    $100

  • Dorothea Jageman

    $100

  • Neysa Lazor

    $300

  • Susan Spicher

    $200

  • Anh Bennett

    $100

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120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $93,613 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Arlen Janet

Amount Raised

$16,100

 

124% Raised of $13,000 Goal

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Sarah Robb

Amount Raised

$5,573

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Patrick Nelen

Amount Raised

$2,612

 

653% Raised of $400 Goal

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Abby Martin

Amount Raised

$2,170

 

181% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Plamen Lilovski

Amount Raised

$2,164

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Shannon Volkar

Amount Raised

$2,140

 

107% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Stef Walker

Amount Raised

$2,110

 

422% Raised of $500 Goal

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Christina Lopez

Amount Raised

$1,945

 

389% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anh Bennett

Anh Bennett

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Susan Spicher

Susan Spicher

DONATION: $200

6 months ago

Dorothea Jageman

Dorothea Jageman

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Neysa Lazor

Neysa Lazor

DONATION: $300

6 months ago

Kylee & Ben Dickinson

Kylee & Ben Dickinson

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Jan & Chris Lazor

Jan & Chris Lazor

6 months ago

Michael and Kathy Smith

Michael and Kathy Smith

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Keith & Valeri Lazor

Keith & Valeri Lazor

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Kayla & Matt Conner

Kayla & Matt Conner

6 months ago

Angie and Dan Jageman

Angie and Dan Jageman

DONATION: $100

6 months ago