"I never want another child to have to go through what
Meg went through"
Baby Meg was just a week old when she was diagnosed with biliary atresia. This rare disease blocks the bile ducts, causing bile to build up and do devastating damage to the liver.
For her mum Sophia, Meg’s diagnosis was terrifying.
THE LIVER FOUNDATION
The Liver Foundation exists to address the spectrum of Liver disease from very mild liver disease in the community, right through to advanced liver disease ie people requiring liver transplantation and people with severe complications of liver disease, including liver cancer.
The liver is an organ about the size of a football. It sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. The liver is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances.
After his liver transplant, Peter Karamihalis found himself repeating the same line: “It wasn’t because I was an alcoholic.”
The 62-year-old Paddington man had contracted Hepatitis C in his youth from transfusions for a blood disorder. The damage to his liver resulted in scarring and then a cancer diagnosis.
You can change the lives of families affected by liver disease. Make a donation today.
DONATE IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE
There are many special ways you can honour your loved one and support a better future for all those affected by liver disease
BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER
The Liver Foundation is fortunate to collaborate with companies through unique, strategic partnerships that raise funds, reach new audiences and provide in-kind support
GET INVOLVED AND START A CHALLENGE
We are challenging you to set a goal and get active for liver research this year. Not only will you rasie vital funds but you will also actively help your own liver health!