Peter Hodges, a nearly 40 year resident of New York City, has recently been hospitalized to treat a failed liver brought on by 5 or more years of alcohol abuse. He submitted himself to the local clinic in his neighborhood on 9 Sept, 2016. The clinic stabilized him as best as they could and then arranged to transfer him to New York Presbyterian Cornell Wiel Hospital at 68th and York Ave on Saturday. There he was treated for severe liver cirrhosis and other complications brought on by the failure of the liver. His brother John arrived on Wednesday, 14 Sept, 2016 to provide family support and assist as necessary in the day-to-day activities related to his care. His long term outlook is that a liver transplant is his best hope for a good quality of life. He continues to undergo treatment to stabilize, if not improve, his condition and effect his transfer to Mt. Sinai Hospital where the potential for a liver transplant is much better than at the New York Presbyterian hospital.