Help Erika Zak Get a New Liver

Erika, our dear friend and sister, urgently needs a liver transplant to save her life. Now we can help Erika and her family, Scott and Loie, get to the Cleveland Clinic and pay for travel and accommodations, related medical expenses and recovery. 

In 2014, Erika was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to her liver. Her daughter, Loie, was just 3 months old. She underwent more than 70 rounds of chemotherapy and several surgeries. Then came a major blow, followed by a miracle. One of the procedures left her liver severely injured, and it began to fail. But Erika also began taking an immunotherapy drug that her doctors say has killed most, if not all, of her remaining cancer. She was officially listed on the transplant waiting list last week, and will be heading to Cleveland very soon to wait for a liver. For the first time, Erika has a real opportunity to see her sweet daughter grow up. And we can help. 

We have seen our friend and sister fighting so hard for this. We have seen such strong support from her family and friends, and what a happy home she has made for Loie. It's been a heartbreaking and awe-inspiring struggle, and they are so grateful for all of your support. Read the CNN story about Erika here.
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Fundraising team: Erika's Army (3)

Claire Cain 
Portland, OR
Scott Powers 
Jenna Zak 
Team member
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