Sunday, October 23, 2011

SL Tribune Article

Article in the SLTribune on living donations for liver transplants. They are going to start adult to adult in Utah.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fox 13 Bike Ride

Fox 13

2 News

Saturday, August 13, 2011

15 Year Transplant Reunion

August 28th 2011 will mark the 15 year anniversary for the Liver transplant team at Primary Children's Hospital. Since then they have done over 150 liver transplants. Around 200 people attended. Dr. Linda Book highlighted the first, latest, oldest, and youngest recipients. There were also several in attendance that are waiting for transplants.
If you attended today and picked up a business card for Utah Liver Families please email me if you would like to be added to our email list. We try to get together several times a year. Our next get together I am thinking early October at Wheeler farm if they still have wagon rides, and if they have a pumpkin patch.

We were featured in ABC 4 news and Fox 13 during the 5pm news. When they have online links I will update the post.

Thank you transplant team and Primary Children's Hospital

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

15th Annual Dash for Donation and a 15 year Celebration for the Liver Transplant Program at PCMC

Dash For Donation

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 8:00 a.m.

You are welcome to join Team Eden or create your own.

Day of Race Registration and Check in begins at 6:45 a.m.

$27 Single Pre-registration
$20 Team - per person
$15 Youth 18 and under
$30 Late Registration

Save $7 per person by creating a team of 5 members or more.
Cost for single registration will go up to $30 after August 11. Online registration will close at midnight on August 10.
There will be two locations, so be sure to choose your preferred location when you register.
PCMC's Liver Clinic Picnic
From 1-3 pm August 13th the Liver Clinic will be celebrating 15 years of the transplant program. There will be activities, food, etc.
Contact: Barbie Robinson: 801-662-3716

Friday, May 27, 2011

RAAM Press Conference, May 27, 2011

RAAM Press Conference, May 27, 2011

It was wonderful to see Dr. Book and all the surgeons that work miracles with our Liver kids.
We were able to meet many new families. If we met this morning I hope that you will send me an email so we can let you know when we will have our next get together, and if you have blog or care page that we could link to, that you will allow us to do that.

Most amazing fact of the day - If we could increase organ donation by 20% we could end the waiting list (160,000) in just 3 years.

Good luck to Dr. Box and everyone else that will be riding the 3,000 miles across the US promoting Organ awareness you guys are awesome!

Pics link below.

Doctor bikes coast-to-coast for liver transplant awareness

Doctor bikes coast-to-coast for liver transplant awareness

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - It was quite the irony as a Salt Lake liver doctor recently received a liver transplant, and now, he'll spread awareness of the need for liver transplants – literally, from coast to coast.

Doctor Terry Box and his team will bike 3,000 miles in the race across America.

They'll each ride for thirty minutes at time, 24 hours a day and hope to be done in 12 days.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Liver Life PARTY - Provo Style

A message from Carie Eastman Hey everyone, First off, THANK YOU!! We are the #1 team as far as donations go. I'm grateful of all of you for helping make this happen. Second, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (do you hear me begging?) if you know of anyone that is planning to attend this BBQ that hasn't registered as a 'walker' make sure they do it in the next 2 weeks. We are trying to determine how much food we need. Thanks again for all of your help!

Monday, February 21, 2011

May 19th walk and 5k run for American Liver Foundation

On May 19th, we will participate in the Liver Life Walk to raise funds for the work of the American Liver Foundation – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to liver health and disease prevention. I hope you will join me on team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style. Beyond raising money for a worthy cause, the Liver Life Walk is a fun event for the whole family!
Liver disease is often unknown or misunderstood. Here are some compelling statistics:
1 out of every 10 Americans is affected by about 100 types of liver disease.
That is 30 million people — the number of people in the United States living with diabetes and cancer combined, and the same number of people who live in America’s 15 largest cities.
60% of the 26,000 people who die each year from cirrhosis have no history of alcohol abuse.
Nearly 17,000 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.
The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is dedicated to a future where there are effective treatments, cures, and no one dies waiting for a liver transplant. The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
Participating in the Liver Life Walk is an opportunity to do something good in the community, work toward a future free from liver disease, and support the 30 million Americans affected. Start today
Join our Liver Life Walk team,
Make a personal contribution to this worthwhile cause, and
Raise funds for research, education and advocacy.
You can register at and follow the prompts to register for the walk on Team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style. When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the American Liver Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising Web site.
Liver Life Walk & Twilight 5K Denver 2011 on May 19, 2011!
If you are unable to participate but would like to support my efforts with a contribution, you can donate online at
With your help, we will fund important work and raise awareness of these diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about the Liver Life Walk or the work of the American Liver Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!
The Lai Family
Team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style

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