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My Liver journey began in 2005  when  I was diagnosed after many years of Dr's not knowing what was wrong with me.  I was so sick and tired of having weird symptoms that lead to knowhere and my family telling me that I was hypochondriac!

Finally, I had an answer!  I was actually happy that there was something wrong just so that it could be fixed and I wouldn't feel yuckie anymore, but then I found out that what I had wasn't so fixable.  I was told that I had Hepatitis C and that I was a 1a which was the worst. 

There wasn't a "cure" then.  Now with all the research, we have whats called SVR.  SVR is the closest you'll get to "a cure" for hepatitis.  Sustained virologic response, or SVR, is the goal of hepatitis C treatment. Conventional treatment (a combination of interferon and ribavirin) doesn't necessarily eliminate the hepatitis C virus from your liver. It can, however, suppress the virus to undetectable levels for an extended period of time. It means that during the six months after you complete treatment, there is no detectable hepatitis C virus in your blood, your possibly cured or in remission.  You can read more at: So of course I told my Dr that I wanted to do whatever treatment was out at that time no matter what!!!  I did the treatment for one year, worked through it, and relapsed. 

Two years later I met Dr. Degli Esposti and Sara Wriston NP!!!!!!  How things changed for the better, I did my 2nd treatment but still relapsed.  Time went by and with more research came new medicine that offered "SVR"....I was all over it and told Dr. D and Sara that I wanted to try it, so asap they let me take it.  But low and behold my blood rejected the Interferon once again.  So now I'm waiting for another new medicine!!!  And I will take another treatment!!!!   Yah, I know, it's alot to take in, and there's so much more.  But I'd have to write a book.....

Please help the American Liver Foundation with there research studies, because without them they can't help people like me get well !!!!

Thank You

Donna Young

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Providence 2014 on May 18, 2014!

The Liver Life Walk is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

  • Advocates on behalf of 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Provides education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and raise awareness on liver disease prevention and management.
  • Is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the U.S. and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.
Please send offline, non-cash donations to our office at:
American Liver Foundation® | 39 Broadway | Suite 2700 | New York | NY | 10006
*Please be sure to include the Walk Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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