Apr 2022


Junior Has Fatty Liver?

Dr. Rita Lepe, and co-author Gabriel Trosman, recently published “Junior Has Fatty Liver?”, a book for families and children.  She recently shared information about the book and how parents and children can learn from it.

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Mar 2022


What’s My ALT? The 2022 Liver Walk

Thanks to everyone, walkers and sponsors, who made our May 7 walk a success! On May 7 the Texas Liver Foundation had its first liver walk, joined by over 200 walkers for a morning of fun, education and movement. Our theme was “What’s my ALT?” You may not have heard of ALT before, but here’s...

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Jan 2022


Cooper Hanks’ Story

Cooper Hanks, son of Josh and Kristen Hanks, has had a wild ride for an 11 year old, and all before he was 2! Cooper was born with a rare liver disease, biliary atresia, where the bile ducts outside of the liver are not properly formed, therefore the bilirubin cannot drain. It causes severe liver...

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Nov 2021


Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

This is a poster created by the Texas Liver Foundation and Doctors for Change. It shows how much sugar is in common drinks. We have placed these posters in pediatric offices across the Houston area.

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Nov 2021


Shyam Patel’s Story

In January of 2001, I was born with biliary atresia, a liver disease in which the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver are scarred and obstructed. My parents found out when I was 1 week old. At the age of 2 weeks, weighing in at 5 pounds, I had surgery to remove the...

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Dec 2020


First Virtual Gala Introduces TLF to Texas

On April 1, 2021 the Liver Foundation hosted our first ever virtual gala – Night of Hope – featuring renowned international violinist, Karen Briggs. Thanks to you and our amazing sponsors, more than 150 supporters came together to support our mission and enjoy some great music!

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