The mission of the Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation is to reduce the incidence of pediatric liver disease through research, awareness and education and to promote awareness of organ donation.
"Any way you describe it, ten years is a milestone. For us and the Foundation, it is the milestone of both the 10th anniversary of our son Raphael's life-sustaining liver transplant at the tender age of 6 months old and the 10th anniversary of the life saving work of our Foundation. At a time in our lives when we should have been celebrating the arrival of our second child and the joys of infanthood, our world, as we knew it, no longer existed. Our normal daily routine was quickly consumed by tests, biopsies, needles, scans, medications, probes and endless hospital visits. Shortly after, Raphael received the 'Gift of Life' through organ donation and we were united by a singular mission... GIVING BACK".
"For us, it is a decade of being thankful, feeling blessed and looking forward to counting by decades rather than years. To see Raphael, you would never know the painstaking and difficult journey that has brought him to where he is today. We are eternally grateful for the love, support and overwhelming generosity which have enabled the Foundation to literally save lives while promoting awareness of pediatric liver disease and organ donation. Please join our mission as we continue... Touching Children's Lives."