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Daniel Avina, our dad, was diagnosed with End-stage Liver Disease and it is critical for him to receive a new liver to survive. As you can imagine, this is difficult news to share with family and friends as he has always been a very private person.

We’re asking family and friends to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help with critical expenses Daniel will face immediately after surgery, including the cost of lodging near Stanford’s Transplant Center, where he is required to stay for several weeks.

Updates (2)

October 12, 2021

My dad had a successful liver transplant surgery last night into the morning. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s prayers and positive energy. He is now recovering in the ICU.
Our thoughts are with the family that lost their loved one yesterday and we thank them for making the amazing decision of becoming an organ donor. The impact they have made on our family and those of other donor recipients is beyond words. They have truly given us an amazing gift and they will forever be in our hearts. ❤
If you aren’t a registered donor, I urge to please become one.
We have been told to prepare for a long and rough road to recovery. My dad will spend the next couple weeks under observation at Stanford. He will then need to relocate closer to Stanford for a few months to be able to continue post-care.
We will continue to update everyone and appreciate all of your support.

October 4, 2021

We thank everyone for their continued support. My dad is now at Stanford Medical Center, after waiting at SVMH for a few days while a bed opened up. He’s been able to make nurses laugh and they said he was “quite a character”. Yesterday was a positive day and I was happy to be a part of it. #DaybyDay
-Miranda

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October 14, 2021

Hey Dan -- Heard the good news Wednesday night. Congratulations! We're all wishing you a healthy recovery and a happy new life!

Sue Betts

October 14, 2021

Praying fir you and the family! Love you Oso!

Juliet Olivarria

October 12, 2021

Dan - Thoughts and prayers are with you as you now enter the recovering phase of your transplant. Wishing you great strength and patience as your journey continues. Debra C.

Debra Cole

October 11, 2021

Dan, Sending you and your family prayers. Keep on smiling and keep the positive vibes going! The Blanco Family

Alicia Blanco