Received Honorable Mention in 2019 Writers’ Digest Competition
Four years ago, a 29-year-old African-American University of Michigan (U-M) graduate walked into his doctor’s office for a routine physical and, to his surprise, was told his liver enzyme levels were unusually high. When further blood tests confirmed that the levels were a concern, the physician mentioned possible explanations: Genetic disorder. Liver cancer. Hemochromatosis.