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Jul 2022

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

As a member of the Global Liver Institute’s Liver Action Network, on July 28 the Texas Liver Foundation joins in raising our collective voices to call for more action for the people affected by hepatitis. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a variety of viruses and noninfectious agents.  Because the...

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Apr 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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