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Jacqueline Doherty's Fundraiser:

Hep C Awareness

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Jacqueline Doherty via Crowdrise
July 15, 2010

HUGE shout out to Jo!! Thanks for donating to my projects!! It was very cool of you!! ;)x  See more
Jacqueline Doherty

THE STORY:

3 years ago my dearly beloved brother Patrick died from liver disease. The initial cause of Patrick's illness and subsequent death was Hep C.

I hope to raise awareness between this cause Hep C & other liver health organisations. The liver is what truly gives us life - in reality we cannot survive with out it.... LIVE R

The ugly truth is that liver disease is a ravishing disease on the human body - I have seen the horrid complications from the disease whilst my brother was receiving treatment, & witnessed what the disease was doing to his body & his inner spirit.

In the end Pat lost his brave battle & died on St George's day in 2007. He passed away with his family at his bedside. What we as a family witnessed in those 3 weeks while Pat was in the ICU unit in Kings College Hospital, London; I can only describe as deeply disturbing. I hope that my acquired knowledge of the disease can help raise awareness & that this page thanks to Crowdrise can help raise money for a really fantastic charity.

Hepatitis B and C viruses are major causes of serious liver disease globally.

Functions of the liver:

It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the liver to the healthy functioning of the human body. It is a truly remarkable organ. The liver acts as a processing plant, a battery, a filter, a warehouse and distribution centre all in one. Without it we would not survive.

The number and range of tasks and functions it carries out is staggering:

It is because of this that it is so important to understand both how the liver works and how to look after it.

Thanks.

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To This Fundraiser

$35

MONEY RAISED
  • Stu

    $10

  • Jo Kelly

    $15

  • Kim Puffer

    $10

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The Team: $35 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jacqueline Doherty

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Kim Puffer

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Kim Puffer

Kim Puffer

DONATION: $10

this is especially important to me. the canadian government failed to screen blood and I was born with a blood disorder putting me in need to get many transfusions. as a result of lack of screening, I contracted Hep c. i was diagnosed in my fourth month of pregnancy with first daughter. yes, im bitter for all they stole from me. my kids are both health, THANK GOD, however its been almost 30 yrs since i contracted it and my kids could loose a mom as a result. PLEASE LETS CURE THIS DISEASE AND SAVE SO MANY EVERYWHERE! 4 years ago

Jo Kelly

Jo Kelly

DONATION: $15

My lovely friend Jo Kelly gave me some cash today for my projects - a huge hug she received from me! Thanks Jo - you're the best! 6 years ago

Stu

Stu

DONATION: $10

Great causes ...all the best, Stu ;oD 6 years ago