A Big Huge Thank You From Canada

As you would guess, every day I receive several lovely emails from people who I have helped to access Hepatitis C treatment. A short note telling me that the treatment has been successful and that they, or a loved one, has been cured. It really does mean a lot to me to get these little notes and some of them I like to share because they tell an interesting story.

I received two lovely emails today from a lady in Canada whose mother had Hep C with severe cirrhosis and was waiting to get on the liver transplant list in Canada.

The situation in Canada is one of those crazy ones where access to treatment varies from state to state. In some states a person with Hep C would have to have a fibrosis level of F2 in other Canadian states it needs to be F3. In some states a person with Hep C whose liver is too cirrhotic cannot get treatment.

So this lady’s daughter and I began our communications in April this year and her mum started treatment in May… Any way you can read the story and its outcome below.

This is the first email from back in April:

Hi Greg,
My mom lives in Canada and has hepatitis c. She was told by her doctor yesterday if she doesn’t start on medication costing $60k CAD within a month she will need to go on a transplant list. In my research of generic versions of new hep c meds available in India I came across your page and am writing to ask for your help. My mother is also diabetic and is recovering from pneumonia. I say this because she is not in the best condition to travel. I realise shipping to Canada is not an option but I have read your advice about acquiring a US PO Box for purposes of delivery. If you are willing to help please contact me. I will need to know the costs as I hope I can cover it as she can afford it on her own. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.

So we organised the generic Hep C medicines and were able to the get them to this lady in Canada via the “back door” route.
After a few month break in communications I received the two emails below today, the first one was a lovely piece of news but the second email was a lovely surprise...

Click here to find out the lovely surprise Greg gets to witness.