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Fundraising on behalf of little ViviAnne
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $1,500.00

My Message

I have signed up to participate in the Canadian Liver Foundation's STROLL for LIVER on June 10! I will be helping the CLF to raise money for important liver health research and education programs in our community. I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution helps, and all donations are tax deductible.

ViviAnne (my neice's daughter) is five years years old and has a rare genetic liver disease called PFIC2. From birth, ViviAnne has had struggles with gaining weight, vitamin absorption, jaundice, and reaching developmental milestones. She struggles almost constantly with feeling itchy- from the inside. Her liver cannot process bile salts out of her system which results in unbearable itchiness. Sleeping through the night is next to impossible for her. There is some research happening to develop new treatments to alleviate this itching, but nothing has been successful so far. All of her life, ViviAnne has had blood tests, surgical procedures, ultrasounds, MRIs and many specialist appointments. Now, at five years old, Vivi eats food on her own but needs a dietary supplement, medications and vitamins through a tube in her stomach. She is a happy little kindergartener but sometimes gets tired and uncomfortable during her day- so she gets some extra help in school. This disease is rare, but also progressive in nature, which means that ViviAnne's health and symptoms get worse as time passes. Thank you for helping raise money to promote research, education and the fight against liver disease!

Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Donate Now" button on this page.

I will be fighting liver disease one kilometre at a time and I hope you will join me there!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page and being a part of this fight!

Event Date
Jun 10, 2017 9:00 AM
Location Name
Calgary, AB

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My Supporters (37)

Tony & Trish Vandermeer donated $50.00
Jun 12, 2017 8:31 AM
Sue Hegland donated $25.00
Jun 10, 2017 1:06 PM
Theresa & Benj & Viv left a message
Jun 9, 2017 11:53 PM
Wow, thank you everyone!! Have a great walk tomorrow Auntie Jo and Mom and Dad! Love to all of you.
Wilma Haan left a message
Jun 9, 2017 11:31 PM
Hope the walk goes well. Wish I could've joined you!!
Anonymous donated $100.00
Jun 9, 2017 11:26 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 9, 2017 11:02 PM
Inger Lindemulder left a message
Jun 9, 2017 2:03 PM
This is great Joanne. Glad you can do this to help raise funds for a good cause and for ViviAnne.
John and Inger Lindemulder donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 9, 2017 2:00 PM
annette left a message
Jun 9, 2017 12:03 AM
best wishes auntie jo for your walk on saturday...(and mom and dad) and thanks to all who are part of "team ViviAnne" love from Viv's auntie annette...xxoo
Tim & Jen Brandsma donated $100.00
Jun 8, 2017 2:58 PM
Dan&Julie Brandsma donated $100.00
Jun 8, 2017 2:10 PM
Peter and Alice Brandsma (grandparents!) donated $50.00
Jun 8, 2017 2:10 PM
Ann Vandermeer (Great Grandma ) donated $50.00
Jun 8, 2017 4:19 AM
Roy and Susan Schouten left a message
Jun 7, 2017 9:52 AM
Thank you all so much for your support of our granddaughter, ViviAnne. $$ for research for her rare disease are so needed. As I write she's in for another MRI this morning. Thank you, Thank you!
Anonymous donated $100.00
Jun 7, 2017 9:50 AM
Gerald, Karen, Trevor & Carter VanderMeer donated $150.00
Jun 7, 2017 9:01 AM
Joanne de Ruiter left a message
Jun 7, 2017 2:03 AM
Thank you all so much for your giving hearts & generous donations!
Sarah and Annie left a message
Jun 6, 2017 11:40 PM
This is awesome Auntie Joanne!! Thanks so much for doing this! I so wish I was there to walk too. Love ya xo
Sarah and Annie donated $100.00
Jun 6, 2017 11:39 PM
Barb Graham left a message
Jun 5, 2017 10:57 PM
Happy to support
Barb Graham donated $50.00
Jun 5, 2017 10:56 PM
Luke & Sylvia Webbink donated $30.00
Jun 3, 2017 2:20 PM
Mike & Kathryn Taylor donated $60.00
Jun 3, 2017 12:49 AM
Theresa and Benj and ViviAnne left a message
Jun 2, 2017 3:35 PM
Thank you for your support, everyone! Thanks Auntie Jo for taking this on!! Wish I was there to walk with you. Love to all of you!
Michelle Eisen donated $50.00
Jun 2, 2017 7:30 AM
Wilma VanRy donated $100.00
Jun 2, 2017 12:13 AM
Ted and Edith Schenk donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2017 10:56 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 1, 2017 8:45 PM
Will and Lola Woudstra left a message
Jun 1, 2017 5:28 PM
Happy to help for such a good cause. Good luck!
Will and Lola Woudstra donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2017 5:27 PM
Anko & Trincy Buwalda donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2017 3:29 PM
Dirk and Mary donated $50.00
Jun 1, 2017 3:05 PM
Janette Winkel left a message
Jun 1, 2017 2:33 PM
All the best Joanne and especially for ViviAnne! I challenge the brothers and sisters and the cousins to match this $50 donation.
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 1, 2017 2:28 PM
Francoise Mhun donated $40.00
Jun 1, 2017 8:43 AM
Roy and Susan left a message
May 31, 2017 11:38 PM
Way to go Joanne! So glad you heard about this! Love Yah
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
May 31, 2017 11:37 PM
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