Friday, March 23, 2012

Video- Featuring Hepatitis C Advocate Shari Foster

Featured in this video from YNN news in Rochester NY is Shari Foster a respected HCV advocate and old friend. Ms. Foster is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Status C Unknown, Inc. The non-profit organization was founded in response to the overwhelming need for hepatitis c public education in New York. Status C Unknown is dedicated to dispelling myths regarding this disease and providing support, testing and education to all communities.

I met Shari over ten years ago online supporting friends who were living with hepatitis C. Years later I had the privilege of meeting Shari in person at a mutual friends home here in Michigan. Our friend was in end-stage liver disease and passed away soon after, it was a difficult time for all of us. Before undergoing standard HCV therapy Shari was listed for a transplant. Please take time to read the article accompanying the video written by Marcie Fraser, here.
In March "Status C Unknown  led  hundreds of patients and advocates from around New York State to Albany for the sixth annual Hepatitis C Legislative Awareness Day, urging lawmakers to adopt a plan for 2013 to combat the increasing incidence of hepatitis C infection in New York State with education, testing and treatment programs."

According to the CDC, nearly 3.2 million Americans are infected with chronic Hepatitis C virus and they don't know it. They don't look sick and they don’t feel sick. Marcie Fraser reports.

Shari darling you look marvelous! This morning I am filled with happy thoughts of you, Sue, and Patty. Sending you my love - Tina AKA Myer

1 comment:

  1. Hepatitis C may as well be the next silent killer, with 170M affected globally (WHO) and 30K+ new cases daily!

    It appears we share the same interest in the welfare of HCV sufferers. Why not reach out and visit our site, Life with Hepatitis C (

    It is one of the 30+ sites supported globally by Ben's Friends Patient Communities ( If you suffer from HCV or any rare disease, come visit our sites and see how we can be of help.

    Let us explore how we can be of mutual benefit to our HCV constituents.