Jacqueline Doherty via Crowdrise
July 15, 2010
BENEFITING: HEP HELP OF NEW JERSEY ALLIANCE INC
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.