Helping a Mother of 4 Battle Liver Disease
Organized by: Tyler HItchcock
Event Name: Agents of Change 2016
Jessica is a mother of 4 who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease. For the past 11 months, she has been in and out of the hospital receiving treatment and undergoing therapy and is currently in need of a liver transplant. Stage 4 of the disease is considered failure and advanced liver disease. It is necessary that all patients receive immediate medical attention and the damage is considered irreversible.
Jessica is currently back in the hospital due to high levels of ammonia and has been experiencing kidney failure from her liver wanting to shut down. She is also trying to regain strength and walk on her own. With the support of family and friends, she remains positive and hopes for the best.