Brooke Ramirez’s pregnancy with her first daughter went as planned, and her new baby Trinity passed her developmental milestones. It wasn’t until she was five months old that they noticed any symptoms.
Kealey-Shay Spolijarevic has progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), a rare hereditary disease in which an individual is unable to properly remove bile acids from their liver. She describes an overall of her diagnostic journey.
‘Even just getting a common cold can have a big impact on my health, a cold or a flu can be a lot more severe for me so I spent a lot of time away from school’
Like so many young couples, my husband and I knew we wanted to start a family. That day came on May 31, 2000, when Evan, our first of three sons, was born. Despite jaundice that appeared for about a week after his birth, he was as healthy a newborn as any parent could hope for.
SALISBURY — After a long struggle, 10-year-old Trey Kearns is ready to thrive. Trey, who is from Eden, Maryland, suffers from the rare genetic condition known as PFIC, or progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. It typically leads to liver failure before adulthood and causes an all-over itch that can lead kids to scratch incessantly.
PARKER, Colo. — In the time of social distancing, parades are the way we’ve chosen to celebrate birthdays and other milestones. But a group of people that paraded through a Parker neighborhood Sunday wasn’t there to celebrate a birthday. They were there to celebrate a special anniversary for 2-year-old Kennedie.
Shannon Palmatier is the mother of two boys with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), a rare hereditary disease in which children are unable to properly remove bile acids from their liver. The disease is an autosomal recessive disorder and is linked to mutations from several genes, including ATP8B1, ABCB11 and ABCB4.
EDEN, Md. – In Somerset County, a boy who spent nearly 10 years of his life battling a rare liver disease is finally getting a second chance. Trey Kearns, who had been suffering from Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis, known as PFIC, is finally disease free thanks to a recent liver transplant.