On the Third Annual World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2012), I kicked off the "Gilead Sciences: Stop Withholding This Cure for Hepatitis C" petition with a stop at The Cove restaurant here in San Antonio.

My husband got up to speak because I was so terribly ill that day it took all I could do to stand up.  But my passion and determination about this matter sustained me enough to get up on the stage.

Also watch for a special appearance by the greatest mascot in the NBA - The Coyote. The hall of fame San Antonio Spurs mascot even signed the petition!

Please visit www.HepC-Cured.org for more information and to sign the petition.