Hi everyone, I am creating this go get funding account for our friend Lalio Odal, his son Juan Miguel Odal, was unfortunately born with Biliary Atresia a rare liver disease. His condition requires that he eventually go through a liver transplant (waiting on the transplant list). We would like to ask for your aid in helping little Juan Miguel to have enough for his transplant operation, and for the medications he will need throughout this challenging journey of his.
What Is Biliary Atresia?
Biliary atresia is a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. Symptoms of the disease appear or develop about two to eight weeks after birth.
Cells within the liver produce liquid called bile. Bile helps to digest fat. It also carries waste products from the liver to the intestines for excretion.
This network of channels and ducts is called the biliary system. When the biliary system is working the way it should, it lets the bile drain from the liver into the intestines.
When a baby has biliary atresia, bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder is blocked. This causes the bile to be trapped inside the liver, quickly causing damage and scarring of the liver cells (cirrhosis), and eventually liver failure.
How Can You Help Today
1. Donate what you can, no amount too small
2. Share on all social media with hashtag #HelpJuanMiguel
3. Email our Go get funding and these steps to all contacts
4. Leverage any avenue you have to make this go viral (or send us leads/tips)