Learn about Paula and Steve’s brave fight against hepatitis…
HCV from a Transfusion for a Tonsillectomy
Decades Ago Claims
A Precious Life
Hepatitis C was unrecognized in the blood transfusion Paula Marie needed when she ran into trouble during a tonsillectomy 50 years ago.
Over the years, this treacherous virus slowly and silently attacked her liver cells, the infinitesimal chemical converters in Paula’s liver, and turned them into scar tissue, called cirrhosis. Tragically, her liver had no way of warning Paula that this carnage was going on.
This non-complaining organ that serves as the body’s control center is its own worst enemy. It suffered in silence every day until there were too few healthy liver cells remaining to keep hundreds of vital life sustaining functions working on a daily basis. Paula’s liver tried its best to ward off the cancer that eventually snuffed out the flame that sparked her life.
Note: As a loving tribute to Paula, Steve, her husband of 29 years, plans to collaborate with the Hepatitis Foundation International to serve as a voice of the liver to promote liver health/wellness and preventable liver related diseases.