In 2002, Andrea Wilson Wilson founded Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association in memory of her sister Adrienne. Andrea raised Adrienne from the time she was eight years old until she died from stage four primary liver cancer at the age of 15. Adrienne’s cancer journey only lasted 147 days. Blue Faery’s mission is to prevent, treat and cure primary liver cancer (HCC) through research, education and advocacy. Andrea hopes to see a cure for HCC in her lifetime.
Every day, someone is affected by liver disease or liver cancer. For the Love Your Liver campaign, survivors have offered to share their stories. These warriors have become advocates and they spread awareness about liver disease and liver cancer. Their stories will inspire you!
Sarah started her advocacy work after her husbands diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (known as HCC) by getting involved in an organization called Cancer U - a platform for cancer patients and cancer caregivers to empower, educate, and engage them to become advocates for themselves during their cancer journey.
Since Greg's passing in January 2020, Sarah continues to spread the word of preventative measures as well as hope for those caring fo loved one with liver cancer.
After being diagnosed with Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) with cirrhosis in January of 2015, Wayne changed his diet and lost 45 pounds.
He went on to create the Fatty Liver Foundation in 2017.
The mission of the Fatty Liver Foundation is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and support of Americans with fatty liver, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), or NASH* through awareness, education, screening, and patient advocacy.
In 2002, Andrea founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association in memory of her sister Adrienne who died from stage IV hepatocellular carcinoma at the age of 15.
Andrea’s bestselling and award-winning medical memoir Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days documents the seven years she spent raising Adrienne and losing her to cancer.
The minute I finished the research on fatty liver it was like a light came on. What I learned changed the way I live. I realized I might have a fatty liver.
I cut out white food. (I miss you baked potato.) I switched from all meat to lots of fish and more fish with some pork. Lots of veggies and some berries.
In just two weeks I feel so much better. Fatty liver disease can be curbed by losing just 10 percent of your body weight and I have.
After almost two years of lifestyle changes with the NASH diet and the help of a personal trainer, Susan's Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is down to level F0 and no longer dependent on diabetic medication!
"My goal is to encourage and support as many people dealing with liver disease as possible."