Land O’ Lakes, Florida
Diagnosed with Hep C in 2002

I’m 56 years old. I got hep C in 1975 via jet injector guns the Army used to do mass inoculations. I’m genotype 2b. The new medication Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) gives me hope to be hep C-free.

What is your greatest achievement?
Living through hep C without giving up

What is your greatest regret?
Joining the Army

What keeps you up at night?

If you could change one thing about living with viral hepatitis, what would it be?
The pain and stress

What is the best advice you ever received?
Don’t consume alcohol

What drives you to do what you do?
Being hepatitis-free

What is your motto?
Don’t give up

If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
My meds

If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why?
An eagle, to soar to the highest peaks