The Week in Review: June 9 – June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017 News Recap Brenda’s Story Brenda and her husband were forced onto a journey they never wanted to take. Hepatitis C complications put her into a long coma and almost took her life. With luck, love, a generous stranger's liver, and a new hep C cure, she is not only alive but has returned to life with incredible strength and energy. She hopes her story will convince all baby boomers to get tested for hep C, for everyone who has he...

Brenda’s Story

MY JOURNEY – 2015, by Brenda Thorne Dedicated To: My grandchildren, whose mere presence on this earth gave me the courage to work hard to regain my strength and health. If I hadn’t wanted to watch them grow up, I might have given up. I wanted so badly to see each and every one of them. With 3 of them living in Texas, our Kitchener grandchild became the one who had all the responsibility of keeping Nana working hard. Her visits were so very importan

SVR Honour Roll

SVR Honour Roll Have you been undetectable for at least 12 weeks after treatment? Encourage others. Add your name! Congratulations to our friends: GJ - SVR Dec 1998 - IFN/RBV 52 wks., Dr. Anderson /Natalie Rock, Vancouver, BC. Jeanie Villeneuve - Oct 2000 - Schering IFN/RBV Amberose (GT2a/2c) - SVR 2000 - Schering IFN/RBV 24 wks. KG-Transfused 1987 (treatment-naïve GT2A/2C) IFN/RBV 24 wks., 2003-2004, Toronto. SVR confirmed 2014 Murray Pa

Woman survives more than 30 years with hepatitis C

A Realy Touching Story DINWIDDIE — Lisa Desmond lived with hepatitis C for over 30 years before she was diagnosed leaving her in a world of hurt and pain. One afternoon Lisa heard on the news there was a child in Richmond in need of plasma. The child was suffering from leukemia and was desperately seeking a donor. Desmond without hesitation immediately stepped in to donate. After a couple of weeks Desmond received a phone call. She eagerly answered

William’s Story

The pain was constant. Day after day, week after week, it seemed to go on endlessly. I started to deal with the pain by sleeping a lot. I had been infected for many years, and at first my body managed to cope. I slowly broke down bit by bit. It’s a slow and almost unnoticeable process. The virus began to win. My body had done as much as it could do. It sneaks up on you very slowly. Maybe that’s why we seem to accept our condition, or maybe it’s the bra...

Joan’s Story

Joan’s Story Through HCV treatment many times I was diagnosed with hepatitis C back in 1991. I was tired of having stomach and intestinal problems all the time, and decided to get them fixed, if possible, once and for all, so I went to the doctor. She had a series of tests done, all of which turned out normal, except for my liver function tests, which were slightly high. She called to tell me so. She decided to repeat the test. The...