Steve Pollard came close to death, underwent two liver transplants,
and received treatment with experimental drugs before he was clear of
hepatitis C and began to get his life back. When he recovered, he vowed
he would devote his life to raising awareness about the viral disease —
known as the “silent killer” — with the hope of preventing others from
going through what he did.
Pollard, 48, was one of the speakers at an event outside Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday to mark World Hepatitis Day.
His message: “Get informed, get tested and tell a friend or loved one
to do the same. If you are not doing it for yourself, do it for them.”