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Angelo needs our help.
Angelo needs a live transplant...soon.
Angelo is only 5 years old.
Most of his life he has been in and out of hospitals in an effort to figure out what is wrong. After years of being misdiagnosed, the cause of his sickness has been found. Angelo has Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) type 2. This is a rare genetic disorder of the liver in which the liver cannot effectively pump bile out of the liver cells leading to liver damage and ultimately, liver failure. He also has severe cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver and is tormented daily by intractable and mutilating pruritus (itching). The only course of action for Angelo, in order for him to live, is to receive a liver transplant.
Tune in this week as we turn over the podcast to Matt in order to tell Angelo's story. Its a story of frustration with the medical community.
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You can help. Join us at the next event to support Angelo's liver transpant:
September 3rd, 20114:00pm to 10:00pm at the North Greece Firemans Pavilion click here for info and directions...
If you can't join us, visit Angelo's Fund homepage or on Facebook. You can also click the Angelo's Fund tab at the top of Mitigation Journal blog page.
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