A few weeks ago, a new member appear on this site. and told of his story about his battle with alcohol abuse at the very young age of just 24-years old. After reading of this young man's plight and of his eagerness to want to raise awareness with the younger generation. I was totally blown away by his honesty and commitment.
Mitchell and I have both been talking privately on here, on Facebook and on the phone. He has since told of his story, and this has recently been published in the Liverpool Echo: liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li...
One of the things I learn't with the British Liver Trust's "Love Your Liver" road show, was that there was an element of complacency amongst some of today's younger generation who consider Alcohol-related liver disease as being something that only older people get and that they have nothing to fear as they are invincible. Mitchell is now on a journey of raising awareness and dispelling some of these myths. He's now reaching out to these students and younger citizens with the view of educating them by using his story as a platform to engage and raise awareness.
I take my hat of off to Mitchell (James_92, who has given me permission to write this thread). He has not only confronted his demons, but is now preparing to reach out to others and talk of the dangers of having liver cirrhosis at the age of just 24.
Well Done Mitchell.