PLaiD will provide a community of support to families and patients affected by pediatric liver disease.

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Mission

PLaiD will provide a community of support to families and patients affected by pediatric liver disease through the unique perspective of those living with it. This will be carried out by providing a social network, educational resources, funding for research and resources, and working to increase community awareness of pediatric liver disease.

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Facts

There are over 100 different liver diseases that affect children today. The incidence of pediatric liver disease is 1 in 25,000 births in the United States. In children, liver disease can be caused by a viral infection, genetic factors, immune disorders, or often times a cause unknown. Pediatric liver disease alone causes over 15,000 hospital admissions each year. These admissions …

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Support & Goals

Support It’s important to have a team of support.  People who have been in your shoes and walked down similar roads you are traveling.  People you can converse with about liver disease when you need to or simply sit beside in silence just knowing they understand. Goals PLaiD will provide • emotional support for you, your child and your family …

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