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We want to hear your story! We welcome stories from anyone in San Diego County. Whether you are a patient, a caregiver, a friend or a loved one of someone with a liver disease we believe your story is important. Your experience and advice can help others keep the faith and have hope as they go through this journey. Please use the fields below to submit your story.


Tom’s Story: Hepatic Encephalopathy Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis.  Healthy living has been the centerpiece of Tom Krumenacker’s adult life—out of necessity. At age 10, doctors discovered he had congenital scarring of the liver, a birth defect that meant a lifetime of close medical observation. Krumenacker enjoyed

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Laura’s Story: Fatty Liver Disease Steatohepatitis In 2009 I went to the doctor’s office for a routine physical exam. As part of the physical, my doctor ordered labs. I went through the normal physical exam routine and scheduled my follow-up visit for my results. While

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Brian’s Story: Our friend and former board member of the Liver Coalition of San Diego Brian Christie passed away on January 17, 2021. He joined our leadership ranks on December 5, 2016. Brian was open about his life, his many professional accomplishments and his fight

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Susan’s Story: When I became too sick to work, I fell behind on house payments, electric bills, basically on all of my bills. I had no choice, I thought, other than to be creative. I began to listen to the radio and it was simple

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