Let’s Make Sure Nobody Faces This Alone: Melanie’s Story

This month, we’ve invited four Canadians to the blog to tell their liver disease story and to share what monthly donors mean to them.

First up is Melanie Braga – take it away Melanie!

I’m Melanie, a wife, mom to an 8-year-old girl and 2-year-old French bulldog, and a blogger from Mississauga, Ontario. My family has faced the devastating impact of liver disease, and I’ve learned that hope, support, and urgent action can make all the difference.

The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) needs your help to meet an urgent goal: 25 new monthly donors before July 1st. Can you help? You have the power to be a hero and save lives today.

Our journey began in 2002 when Mike, my husband, was diagnosed with Wilson Disease. Later, Mike and I were both diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a dangerous condition that often goes unnoticed until it causes significant liver damage.

Liver disease doesn’t discriminate. It affects countless families, leaving them feeling helpless and isolated. But with your heroic support, you can change that. By making a monthly donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation, you can ensure that all Canadians, including patients, have a place to turn for support when they need it, so that nobody has to navigate their diagnosis alone.

I am beyond grateful for you and your generosity. The CLF has been a crucial lifeline for families like ours, providing the resources and support necessary to navigate the sometimes terrifying complexities of liver health. Because of your support and the determination in our hearts, we fought back and reversed our NAFLD.

Your ongoing monthly donation can create a lasting impact:

  • $10/month helps families access crucial liver disease educational materials.
  • $25/month supports individuals attending support groups, finding solace and community in shared experiences.
  • $50/month funds vital research to develop new treatments and cures for liver disease, potentially saving lives.
  • $100/month sponsors a family’s participation in a wellness program, empowering them to fight back against liver disease.

Right now, you can make a difference. But time is running out.

Please, will you join me by making your first monthly donation today and be the hero that ensures no one faces liver disease alone? With your support, we can provide hope, healing, and a fighting chance to families like mine, giving us the opportunity to cherish more memories together.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity.


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