Hepatitis C Do Not Be Affraid

Do not let Hepatitis C get you down! You need to get a good support system around you! You need your family and friends. You need to also reach out to a local suport group and if there isn't one in your area start one. That is what I did 6 years ago and we started with just two people but once the word got out we grew like crazy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Need Donation Money for this years Indiana's Annual HepFest. Please!

I am trying to round up money for this years HepFest festival. We are only funded by the public and we are in great need of help! We are a 501c3 organization so your donation is tax deductable. We are trying to reach the $2000.00 dollar mark. That helps us with getting our speakers, food and other supplies needed to put on a productive event. This event is to have a day for all those suffering with Hepatitis to get together and have a enjoyable event to be around others who are suffering with the same kind of terriable disease they are faced with. It is also for their families and friends too. But a great big part of this event is to educated the public! We need to get the word out to the public about this disease to help them understand what it is and how it can affect others and possible themselves. It is to also help them to not put such a stigma on something that is not a cotty factor but a fact real people with real disease's have to face!!! So please if you find it in your heart to give. You may contact me at 260-927-8180 or email me at ladytruckr1962@mediacombb.net . Hope to hear from you all soon. Everyone have a wonderful day!!!
Thank you!
Christie Soaper

HepFest two of the Awesome girls who worked the KidZone!


Big Al and the Saints singing at the HepFest

Me and my girls at the HepFest

The HepFest. So much fun!

My cousin's at the HepFest

My cousin's booth at the HepFest

Donald Lefevra- A singer at the HepFest

This is only one of the Hepatitis C quilts.

If you need to get ahold of me


Me and the Hepatitis Quilt. There is only four in the world.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Indiana's Annual HepFest

Besides running a support group for Hepatitis C I put on a HepFest festival once a year. We are starting to get things together for this years event. We are in great need of donations to help fund the stuff needed to put on the event. The event itself is a day filled with lots of love and fun. We have live music, speakers, free blood testing vouchers, food and lots of information about Hepatitis C. We also have a KidZone for our little ones, with lots of games and much more. The event is open 100% to the public. It is a day to give those of us suffering with Hepatitis C a chance to get together  and enjoy spending time with others who can understand how they are feeling. We also have this day to help educate the public about this disease. Our group is a registered non-profit organization. So any donations that you send are tax deductable. We totally depend on our donations to make this event a go. So please find it in your heart to help us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! All donations can be sent to Christie Soaper/ Dekalb Medical Arts Building/ 1316 E. 7th Street/ Auburn, Indiana 46706/ in care of Cheryl Clark.. And you can call me for more information. 260-927-8180

Trying to figure this out!! (o:

Well I am on my second day of this blogging stuff. And still can't seem to get things together. So please bare with me. If you  have any suggestions that would be greatly appreciated!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


We are a non-profit support group and organization for Hepatitis C. I started the support group when my youngest daughter was diagnosed. I had found out just four years earlier that I was positive for Hepatitis C. I contracted it in 1987 when my oldest son was born. I had to have a blood transfusion. And after having a C-Section with my youngest daughter she contracted it from me because of a cut she had on her head. Because Hepatitis C is spread from blood to blood. I knew I needed a support group once I was diagnosed and never found one in my area. And then once my daughter was diagnosed I knew the only thing left to to was to start my own support group. I had no clue what I was doing or where to turn. But with the help of my community and friends I got one started. Everything else just feel into place. At first some people were like what is Hepatitis C. But once they found out they were 210% open to the whole idea of me getting the awareness out and starting a group. Then like ants running to sugar the people with Hepatitis C came out of the wood work. Granted some of them do not wish to attended our monthly group sessions but at least they still reached out for phone support. So before you know it we became a non-profit organization. We also put on an annually HepFest festival for the state of Indiana ( surrounding area's are welcome). The whole event is free. We have live music, speakers, free blood testing vouchers for our local hospital, food and a KidZone, free informational literature and much much more! It is a day where we can all let loose and enjoy a day filled with people who understand what we are going through and also a day where we can educate the public. We also have a Hepatitis Awareness Day for the state. And reach out in every way you can think of to make sure the public is aware and has all the information they need to understand this disease. My goal behind this all is to find a cure for Hepatitis C and heal my daughter and everyone out there suffering with Hepatitis C right now. Please if you are in the area and have the time to make a meeting on the third Friday of the month look us up on the Dekalb Memorial Hospital website.
Everyone have a great day!!!
Christie Soaper
CEO/Founder/Group Coordinator
Hip On Hep C Support Group