- Associated Press - Saturday, May 17, 2014

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) - Katie Mason hopes to raise awareness about a rare liver disease because she wants her son’s legacy to last much longer than the short seven months he lived.

The TimesDaily reports (http://bit.ly/1mEMnSB) that her son Bryson Walden was diagnosed with biliary atresia in July, when he was just a month old. It is a life-threatening condition in infants in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings.

He died Dec. 30, one day after the liver transplant Mason thought would save her baby boy.

Mason now maintains a Facebook page to connect with mothers of other babies with biliary atresia and other illnesses. A benefit softball tournament to raise money for research is also being planned for June 7 at the Cherokee softball complex.

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Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/