PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The First Annual Maine Liver Life Walk Sunday morning in Portland brought together a mother and daughter with an incredible story, and people out raising money for a good cause.
The Liver Life Walk is designed to raise money for research and awareness for liver disease. Crystal White organized this year's event. Shortly after her daughter was born, she contracted a liver disease that doctors couldn't determine a cause for and there's still been no cure found.
Crystal donated her liver to her daughter Tigerlily eleven years ago, and Tigerlily says she's forever grateful to her mother for saving her life.
"To have her do that for me, I mean she already had me as a kid and that's great to be welcomed into this life, and then to have her help save my life is amazing," Tigerlily said.
All proceeds from the event go towards the American Liver Foundation. Organizers say they hope to raise upwards of $20,000 from this year's walk.