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Peter McLoyd

In 1977 I was hospitalized after sustaining a hand injury that required surgery. The day after completing the pre- surgery lab work, I was visited by a nurse who explained that they discovered what she referred to as “non-A, non-B hepatitis.” She also explained that the infection was acute (newly developed) and generally quite mild. It was twenty years later in 1997 however, after having … Continue reading Peter McLoyd

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Corrine Rossi

In 2011, I was diagnosed with Non Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  It was a huge shock to me since I never had any major health issues.  But after having a substantial amount of fluid removed, I felt so much better and my condition stabilized…but not for long. One year later I required surgery to help my body utilize a part of my liver that … Continue reading Corrine Rossi

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Keith Goss

My name is Keith Goss. I was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990, after attempting to donate blood. I went through two rounds of treatment locally, which were unsuccessful. Luckily, I had the opportunity to pursue a third round of treatment with Dr. Jensen at the University of Chicago. This round was not only stronger and longer, but successful. The treatment was difficult, but I … Continue reading Keith Goss

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Debbie Javurek

My name is Debbie.  I love cooking, going to art shows with my mom, exploring Chicago with my husband, son and grandpuppy, and spending time with my daughter as she rides and competes in jumper classes at horse shows. I found out over 30 years ago that I had hepatitis C after a blood transfusion.  Not much was known about “non-a,non-b” hepatitis as it was called at … Continue reading Debbie Javurek

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Isabelle Gaultier

Isabelle’s Story I am a sixty years young grandmother of two. I was recently cured of the Hepatitis C Virus which I contracted through a medical procedure before my seventeenth birthday in 1971. That was the era when needles and other medical instruments were disinfected through boiling. I had a severe episode of acute hepatitis (called “jaundice” at the time) so I knew something had happened to … Continue reading Isabelle Gaultier

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Colin McKean

Colin McKean During the fall of my junior year in high school I was diagnosed with severe cirrhosis. It was both bizarre and frightening to be identified with liver disease during those seemingly invincible teenage years. I was still active on the cross-country team and preparing for varsity tennis in the spring. But, within a month, my life was reduced to high school classes and … Continue reading Colin McKean