Spring Hill, Florida
Diagnosed with Hep C in 2003   

I was diagnosed with hep C in 2003. Since then, I have undergone three treatments and had a liver transplant. Many of you already know that the earlier treatments were very harsh. I am now at the end of my last treatment, which brings the total to four! “Last,” you say? Yes, meaning that I no longer have the hep C virus. With the help of God and Harvoni, my life is beginning again. I have truly been blessed. I have to thank those who have supported me and been there for me. Thank God for family and friends!

What three adjectives best describe you?

Determined, easy-going, impulsive

What is your greatest achievement?
Going to New York University and graduating at the age of 55

What is your greatest regret?
I used to have many, but not now. I realized that whatever I did that was “wrong” only brought me to believe and have faith in whatever I do now. Yesterday was just that—yesterday.

What keeps you up at night?
Sometimes my brain just won’t stop thinking and re-hashing.

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

To help stop the stigma that other people have about it. It’s all so negative! I would love to see more education on it. The very first public information that I saw came via Harvoni ads on TV. It was great!

What is the best advice you ever received?
To have faith and hope in everything you do

What drives you to do what you do?
Faith and hope

What is your motto?
Everything is possible.

If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
My Yorkie, Winston. He is my companion and best friend.

If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why?
A cheetah, because it is graceful