Judd’s Legacy Boo Run in Gaffney raises money for liver disorder research

News

GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – Runners gathered in Gaffney Saturday morning to remember a life taken too soon and to raise money for research.

The Judd’s Legacy Boo Run honored Brandon and Allison Gardner’s baby boy Judd.

Judd died due to a pregnancy disorder known at Intrahepatic Cholestatis.

Proceeds from the race go towards research for the liver disorder, something Judd’s mother says is desperately needed.

“There’s not a lot of research on ICP and how it actually occurs and what causes the death of the baby,” said Allison Gardner. “There’s no real treatment for it, a lot of doctors are unsure how to manage it so we’re trying to raise awareness so other women know that severe itching, which is the hallmark symptom of ICP, is not normal.”

Gardner says her mission is to bring special lab tests to South Carolina in hopes of saving lives.

For more information on Judd’s Legacy, click here.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Mascot Challenge
High School RedZone
Star of the Week
Black and Blue Kickoff Live
Pro Football Challenge
Carolina Eats Contest
Find A Job
Color your Weather
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store

Trending Stories