YOUNG TEEN ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
On an interview with News10, Marissa speaks about being a freshman at Bear Creek High school and says “I don’t get to do sports, I didn’t get to take AP classes, I don’t get to go out with my friends as much as I would like. So yeah, it’s not easy”. PCIF-1 has affected Marissa in many ways. Although she loves fashion, friends and one day aspires to be on her high school cheerleading squad, she is limited. This progressive liver disease leaves Marissa fatigue and emotional unable to maintain enough energy for regular daily tasks. Our family is praying for a donor match, so Marissa can live a healthy life. We are very appreciative of all the help we will receive along the way, including the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), who has allowed our family to successfully raise money in honor of Marissa. Although we have many volunteers raising funds for transplant patients like our beloved Marissa, we still need your assistance you can find more information on the “How You Can Help” link to the left. Thank you in advance!