Al B. Sure! Kicks Off Role as Houston Ambassador for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk

Al B. Sure! Kicks Off Role as Houston Ambassador for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk

VIRTUALLY ONE YEAR AFTER KNOCKING ON DEATH’S DOORSTEP, GLOBALLY CELEBRATED SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, SOCIAL ACTIVIST & PODCAST HOST AL B. SURE! TO LEAD THE AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION’S HOUSTON “LIVER LIFE WALK” TO END LIVER DISEASE ON OCT 28, 2023, AT MACCREGOR PARK TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IN HOUSTON

 

Al B. Sure! Launches National Advocacy Role as Ambassador for Liver Awareness during Liver Awareness Month

 

www.AlBSure.net/LiverLifeWalk

 

Houston, TX (October 16, 2023) – – One year after an angel donor’s family gave Al B! a new lease on life by way of a Liver transplant, music legend and New Jack Swing Ambassador, Al B. Sure! will lead the #WalkwithAlBSure while kicking off a new role as Houston Ambassador for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk in association with Houston Methodist Hospital. The Liver Life Walk will take place at Macgregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Rd. located at the Texas Medical Center. He will be joined by the supportive population of Houston along with the medical professionals, family and friends who were instrumental in saving his life.

 

In the Summer of 2022, Al B. Sure!’s world stopped turning when his entire left quadrant went completely numb and he collapsed to the ground. Miraculously he was able to reach his iPhone a few feet away to call childhood friend Edward “DJ Eddie F” Farrell CHCO, who instructed him to call Dr Uday Khosla MD of Remix HQ who advised the nearly fatal Al B! to make his way to the closest ER. He activated his Uber account to do so and after 2 cancellations the third time was a charm and the kind driver found Al B! passed out in the street and assisted him into the suburban to head to the hospital.

 

After intense evaluation and a subsequent Hernia Surgery that didn’t fare well, the recommendation was to send him to Hospice care. However, Dr. Khosla, his family members Rachel Noerdlinger and national civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, vetoed the sentiment and Dr. Khosla arranged his transfer to Houston Methodist Hospital where his life was subsequently saved. Al B! would go on to spend several months at Houston Methodist where he was intubated, placed on dialysis, given more than 30 blood transfusions, and put on a ventilator for 38 days. He then received a successful liver transplant performed by Dr. Constance M. Mobley MD, PHD (Liver Transplant Surgeon, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant surgery, surgical critical care) assisted by Dr. Mark Joseph Hobeika, MD, FACS.

 

According to Dr. Constance M. Mobley MD, PHD who conducted Al B’s liver transplant: “Al B! was so sick at the time when we met that most people with the severity of his disease would have died within 28 days. Ninety percent of the people perish with his level of multi organ failure and the fact that Al was able to get through it was a miracle. It is a testament to his spiritual, psychological, and physical reserve.”

 

Dr. Uday M. Khosla M.D., Nephrologist & Managing Partner at Remix Medical, PLLC, the medical professional that orchestrated the team that conducted Al B. Sure!’s medical care said: “It was only a matter of 90 minutes from when Al B! hit the ground the day he passed out and went into the hospital before he was on a ventilator, put into a medically induced coma and put on dialysis. Al B! was actively dying and all his organs were shutting down and we knew we had to save him.”

 

According to Al B. Sure! “My life work is now that of being a global ambassador for health and wellness and by sharing my medical journey, the hope is my community will seek help and not be deterred by the existing structure of health care where there is a looming disparity. I hope to one day lobby for legislation in “updating the software” of health care access and create true equity and inclusion for my community as it relates to the broken structure of health care in America. I am eternally grateful for the care given to me by a team of heroic doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital and I am thankful to the American Liver Foundation and Chief Executive Officer Lorraine Stiehl for combining forces with me to share my story with the world and those that need to hear it to find the courage to conquer their own medical crises starting with Houston, Texas.

 

Liver Life Walk is a signature event of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). It allows people affected by liver disease to come together to raise awareness and funds. It also gives them the opportunity to support each other in a festive and inspiring environment. Funds raised through the Liver Life Walk allows ALF to provide valuable resources to liver patients and their families. A special thank you to Alise Jackson, National Senior Manager of Events at American Liver Foundation for championing #WalkwithAlBSure.

 

A special thanks for the tireless work of Dr. Rafik Mark Ghobrial, specialist in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery and Transplant Surgery at Houston Methodist list/Transplant Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (J.C. Walter Jr.); Dr. Sudha Kodali, MD, MSPH; Analisa Lopez Minority Outreach Program Project Manager at Houston Methodist; Riki Graves, MHA Business Development Specialist; Arianne Dowdell, Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion officer, and Urologist Dr. David Ho, MD.

 

The AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

LIVER LIFE WALK to end Liver Disease

#WALKWITHALBSURE

Date:

October 28, 2023

  • REGISTRATION 8:00 AM • WALKING BY 9:15AM Sharp!

AlBSure.net/LIVERLIFEWALK

 

Location:

MacGregor Park

5225 Calhoun Rd. at the Texas Medical Center

In association with @HoustonMethodist Hospital.

 

The Oct 28th Houston leg of the American Liver Foundation’s “Liver Life Walk” with Al B. Sure! will coincide with the launch of his ALL NEW “DONT LET THE L💜VE SONGS FOOL You! 🎙️ www.TheAlBSurePodcast.com. The 1st episode will feature the team of Medical Angeles, family and friends who were instrumental in saving his life. DLTLSFY will be available everywhere you listen to Podcasts! Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon, Audible, Google Podcasts, Pandora, iHeart Radio App, Podcast Playground, Stitcher, Overcast, Podbean and more! Executive Produced by Mr. Gentry Thomas & Mr. CJ “Memphis On Air” Johnson for Podcast PlayGround and Produced by Mount Vernon, NY native Al B. Sure! for New Jack Cinema LLC.

 

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