Mission & Vision

Our mission at Hepatitis C Survivor is to provide accurate information for Hepatitis C patients, their family and friends. It is our hope that with accurate information the stigma that goes with Hepatitis C will slowly go away.  It is our dream that everyone with this virus will be diagnosed and cured.  This is not a pipe dream, this is possible.  Help us spread the word!


Currently this is a privately funded site. We don't have sponsors who pay for the upkeep of the website or any of the expenses involved in keeping this site accurate and active. We are actively pursing  a 501(c)3 status and in the process of setting this section up so you can donate to the website through a PayPal account.    

Fun Fact

Hepatitis C is often referred to as "The Dragon" but few people understand why. There are many theories out there but the actual reference comes from Chinese Medicine, where the liver is represented by a dragon. Dragons are strong, powerful, magical and mystical creatures that are often battled in fantasy stories, The battle is often a hard one and many with Hepatitis C will tell you they are "Slaying the Dragon" when they are going thru treatment.   

​Hepatitis C Survivor

I have traveled this path with Hepatitis C.  Been there, done that, got the stupid t-shirt.  I am CURED and it's my time to give back.

I was living the fairytale. I had finally found my Prince Charming, we had recently married. We had the house, the cars, the kids (one of mine, two of his) and a dog. We both had great jobs and life was good... Then my entire world fell apart with one phone call. It was an October afternoon in 2004 and my doctor called me at work. His words were clear and cutting. “Your liver enzymes came back elevated so we did some more tests. You have Hepatitis C. You need to come in so we can talk about this.” I can't begin to tell you what his words did to me. Almost 10 years before this, I had gotten out of the medical field because of 2 viruses that there was no cure for. You know the ones, HIV and HCV. Now I was hearing that I had one of them. Last I had heard, there was no cure for Hep C. All I could think was that I was going to die.

The good news is that I didn't die.  I fought and I won.  Not everyone is as lucky as I have been with Hepatitis C. Until the last person is diagnosed, treated and cured, I have work to do. 

Teri Gottlieb

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