school student here in South Carolina. I am working on my Girl Scout
Gold Award, for my project I have chosen to bring awareness of hepatitis
The event will be a concert featuring local performers and
hopefully a specialist with knowledge of the disease will come and
speak. I decided to do the concert on hepatitis C because I have friends
and family that have the disease and went through treatment. I have
seen first hand experiences of what the disease can do to someone and
what the treatment is like. I was surprised by how challenging and
problematic the treatment was not only for the person doing the
treatment but also for the family members around them. It changes the
whole dynamic of some families.
This experience inspired me to do research on hepatitis C, and in
my research I found that a lot of people that have hepatitis C do not
know they have it. There is also a lot misconceptions that are passed
around about the disease, and I wanted to set the record straight on
what it really is, how it can be contracted, and what the long term
effects can be.
Our goal is to educate our community about this silent killer.
We’ve decided to call the concert “C –This Is What It Is”,
Although my mother really wanted to name it Liver On The Edge.