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Peter M.
April 16, 2020

I was hospitalized after sustaining a hand injury and the day after completing the pre- surgery lab work, I was visited by a nurse who explained they discovered “non-A, non-B hepatitis.”

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Paul B.
April 16, 2020

The irony was I had been hired as the Hepatitis C Specialist for the City of Boston and was in the process of learning about this virus. Then BAM! I get my diagnosis.

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Pam C.
April 16, 2020

I don’t know if you still need stories related to cirrhosis but my husband’s situation is unique. He has Alpha -1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency that actually attacked his liver instead of the lungs.

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Robert M.
April 16, 2020

When I was 19 years old l was admitted to the hospital with jaundice. The jaundice reappeared and it was determined that l had hepatitis C.

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Ron M.
April 16, 2020

I was her full-time caregiver for several years and watched her gradual liver failure and bouts of light, moderate and severe HE, the latter resulting in hospitalization.

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Ryan L.
April 16, 2020

I was indirectly affected by liver disease as my mother became ill in 2009 and the only option available was to be a live donor.

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Samantha W.
April 16, 2020

My husband, Steven, was diagnosed with Hep C, cirrhosis and HE. This has been the saddest, depressing, and scary thing I have ever had to deal with in my life.

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Charles D.
April 16, 2020

I am a Vietnam war veteran and three weeks after being discharged from the Army I was rushed into the Boston VA hospital with jaundice and was diagnosed with Hepatitis B.

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Sharnell J.
April 16, 2020

She was diagnosed with acute autoimmune hepatitis. She never let the disease stop her from living her life and for 18 years she has learned to live with and manage the disease.

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Sharon M.
April 16, 2020

I have been living with AIH and PBS for almost 20 years. I was diagnosed after being in extreme pain and no energy.

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Shelley R.
April 16, 2020

After giving blood for the first time, it was discovered that she had an active Hepatitis C infection, likely as a result of transfusions when she was born.

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Cara
April 16, 2020

She called and told me that she thinks I have autoimmune hepatitis and I need to see a specialist.

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