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Molly Clark

Molly Clark

Patient Advocate

Patient Advocate

Molly was born December 30, 2009, a healthy baby. My husband and I were thrilled to have a gorgeous baby girl. But twenty-four hours after she was born, jaundice set in and our happiness turned into a nightmare. Molly’s jaundice was serious and life-threatening. Overnight, we were thrown from a happy euphoria into a deep despair.

Day after day, Molly underwent a series of blood draws, scans and other tests. Every day her skin turned more yellow, she stopped gaining weight and became very agitated. No one can imagine 
the fear that was killing us. It felt as if our world was ending.

After weeks of tests, we finally received a diagnosis...Biliary Atresia, our worst nightmare. Molly’s surgeon had tears with us as she delivered this heartbreaking news.

Shortly after diagnosis, our Molly underwent surgery, which took almost eight hours, the longest eight hours of our life. All I remember is tears, prayers and more tears.

Miracles do happen. The surgery went well, Molly’s liver had little damage and her 
doctor was able to find very healthy bile flow during the reconstruction. Our little fighter was doing
her best to defeat her disease. Today, our Molly is no longer on medication. She is a brave, kind and animated thirteen year old eighth grader. She enjoys basketball, volleyball, chess, dance and crafting.

Our family is thankful for the science that has saved her life and we do all we can to make sure other children are saved as well. Please join us and the Liver Health Foundation to save children’s lives.

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