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Reposted from @erenlegendifbbpro - ??????????If you could help save a life.. Would you? A close friend of mine is in need guys. My friend Bryan asked me to help get his aunt Mona's story out to you and the public in hopes of getting her the care she needs. ?? (Send me a Direct Message if you or someone you know can help please) Allow me to share Monas story, and how we can help her and others. Mona is in need of a liver transplant, she is a 58 year old single mother of two! Six years ago, Mona was feeling unusually itchy. Friends advised her to change her laundry detergent, which she did, but to no relief. Mona then visited an allergist and was tested for a variety of allergies. This test revealed a rare, progressive and fatal liver disease: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). PSC is an autoimmune disease, unrelated to lifestyle, where the bile ducts become inflamed and scarred leading to bile accumulating in the liver and damaging the liver cells. The only cure for PSC is a liver transplant. Remarkably, the liver is the only internal organ that can regenerate itself! Mona is 58 years old and is in otherwise good health. She is a single, hard-working mother who has brought up 2 wonderful children on limited finances. She is also the main caregiver for her 88-year old mother who resides with her. Unfortunately, Mona’s liver is a ticking time bomb! A liver transplant is her only option and time is of the essence. While Mona is on the liver transplant list, the wait may be too long for her. The goal is for all those who meet the basic criteria (age 18-60, no serious medical conditions, compatible liver size), to be tested. Mona’s AB blood type allows her to accept a liver from a donor of any blood type so she is unrestricted. The donor would donate 60-70% of their liver, which would regenerate to its original size in both the donor and in Mona, usually within 2 months, and within two weeks it reaches 80% of its original size. As a living donor you are basically saving two lives, as your generosity allows Mona to be removed from the transplant list enabling all others on the list to move up a spot. Let's help her and many others who are on a donors list.