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Laning Walks To Fight Liver Disease

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Team Micco at last year’s Liver Life Walk.

Laning Avenue School is stepping up for one of their own. The elementary school has created a walk team for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk on Sunday, June 9, to show their support for Laning student Micco LaRosa. 

Each year the American Liver Foundation holds Liver Life Walk events around the country. As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting liver wellness and disease prevention, our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. The foundation offers advocacy, support groups, and education programs to educate and raise awareness about the over 100 types of liver diseases including liver cancer, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatitis. In addition, it targets at-risk communities that are in greater jeopardy of developing liver disease.

LaRosa was only five months old when he was diagnosed with a rare liver disease known as Alagille syndrome. “Mighty Micco” was honored as the 2017 Liver Life Walk champion. This year’s walk will honor Claudia Fiore, a young New Jersey girl who passed away from liver disease in 2018.

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