Hi. My name is Chris White. I have Non-Alcoholic Degenerative Liver. Essentially, my liver is dying. And, I didn’t do any of the things or catch any of the things that would cause this. Some people just wind up with it. Unfortunately, I'm one of them.
I am working on getting on the waiting list for a liver transplant. However, once that goes through I will need to stay near the hospital for at least
30 days after the operation. Totaling up the various costs is going to be very expensive (which is a scary amount of money for me). (Sutter Health -
Sutter Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco). Anything given that is beyond what I have asked for is always helpful. There are a ton of medical
concerns and costs that I have have not thought of at this time.
In the meantime, I’ve been singing and volunteering with the Twin Cities Church choir and Music in the Mountains choir (2nd Tenor). I’ve also been try to give time to the animal shelter and to our local radio station in Nevada City (KVMR) and our Community Events Center (in Grass Valley). For a long time I’ve also helped run a 12 step support group but I couldn’t do it all so I had to let something go. I’ve never been a big drinker and it has
really never really appealed to me. And, what alcohol I might have had in the past is nowhere near enough to cause this. I also don’t take
recreational drugs or smoke. In other words, this is NOT something that I caused.
I do want to continue volunteering with my life. Having this transplant would help me towards that. I also have a personal faith in Christ (and I feel that each person needs to decide what they believe on their own without coercion). This belief does help me most of the times but, and I have to
be honest, there are some really bad days sometimes.