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, March 18, 2012

HepFest time is coming soon!!!! Whooo Hooooo!

Okay Well we are off and running for this years event. INDIANA'S 5th ANNUAL HEPFEST.    Yeaaaa hawwww!!! Doctor says no stress so any volunteers? I am hiring some help? So call or shoot me an email to let me know if there is any takers.  E-mail is ladytruckr@mchsi.com . Or you can call at 260-927-8180.

We have the location and the free blood test vouchers for three locations and a two week grace period too, and we have the time set. Anddddddddddddd the rest I am working on. The live music is going to be there and the State Senator Dennis Kruse and a couple other Government officials I pray. Also some health speakers. There will be food, fun, learning, awesome new friends to meet who understand how you feel inside, a great park with clowns for kids to play with and get their faces pained. Or not the clowns for the kids who have the clown thing. But anyways it is going to be an awesome day to stop in and become aware or more aware about what the word Hepatitis C. There will be a Free Hepatitis C blood Test Voucher at the event. You don't have to stay but you and tell your friends and church families about the free blood test. it will start on June 23rd and the vouchers are good til July 7th.  there is 3 locations on there for them to go to. No registration, just take the vouchers straight to the Lab and they will test you. And the state health department will test the blood. And hopefully you don't get the bad call. But there is so many many of you out there that are at risk. One little drop of Hepatitis C blood can live for 30 days with live virus on it. There is not suppose to be a Stigma on the disease. because it's a disease all crowds and classes, high income families to low income families. Hepatitis C knows no bounders to whom may have it or ever came in close contact with someones blood, Vietnam Vets should all be tested. If you work in the Medical Field and have EVER had a needle poke, if you have gotten a Tattoo or Body Peircing in an un safe shop. Or if you ever have gotten any form of blood product, such as Organ transplant, or Kidney dialosos or Gotten a blood transfusion. That is how I got mine and little Logan Leigh got her's because they tried to pull all 11lbs and 5ozs (o:  . and they cut her behind the ear and she then was emergancy C-Setion. so came blood to blood with mine. Okay back to others who need tested. If your an Officer of the law and have grabed someones licesnse with out a glove on and that be a Drug user using his drugs who knows how. They need to be tested. You baby boomers wipe your pride off your shoulders and if you were a lets say partier then you will want to get tested. I mean the event is based on Community Awareness. We want the word Hepatitis C to be in everyone ears and everyone that just has that "well maybe " thought in their mind, please come get a voucher and leave as many as you need, they are free, and last for two weeks, or come and stay the day from 10 am til 3 pm it should be awesome. For all ages. Heck I am going to be 50 and I have it there is older then me too and then there is like my daughter age 13. Everyone is welcome even those folks who are just plain curious!!! There will be 2 out of th 5 Hepatitis C Quilts in the world showcased at the event for all to see, even make your own square designed the way you want. for frr it will be made or you make it and then this Lady Maria she sews them on there. And for you quilt lovers out there let me say to be honored to have 2 of the 5 in the world here in Auburn to see, is awesome. They are so so big and very heavy. One quilt would cover up 10+ people. A well worth drive out to see them!! And we are saying that it's 2 of th 5 in world not just the USA the whole world. What a blessing it will be for you to see. Also we are having the event at our community;s newest park Rieke Park, It has so much to offer, from food to live music, free blood testing, walking trail, playground, restrooms and Karaoke singing!!! So much more. A great day all around!!!!!!!! Please come out to see us. Feel free to call me anytime with questions 260-927-8180 Christie.
Okay again I need someone to get with me on the clerical work and online grant research too. It will be $10. an hour?
Oh yea, we are a offical 501c3 Non-Profit Organization so any donations would be tax deductable for you.
Everyone I must close for now. I just wanted to pop in for a few to catch ya all up. Please remeber to smile at everyone you SEE!! In hopes that they will PASS it on!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Christie Soaper

Wow oh Wow it's been awhile!!!!

I am way behind on keeping up with the newest news my way. And checking up on you all! Sorry. Our family has got out of the biggest part of a bad thing that happen to our life's and now that was over in Feb. And there was no innocence found in him. He didn't even show up for trail. But God knows what happened and so does all my family and friends. But it's something we will be done with from now on. Thank you so very much for all of your Prayers and help!!!!!!!!!!! You rock. Tena and her young lady that was with you Thank you to them to for us.  My mom, my cousin, my little Logan. We fought the right fight and it's done. I am so very proud of my child for fighting to the end. She never got knocked down once. What a job she did. I am so very proud of her 210%. So God Lets Move On!

Well on a happier note. I want to hear from you all. I am home in bed sick most of the week. I do feed my girls and get 18 dinners at the soup kitchen for the Seniors where I live, I even go out in my Jammie's at time, no matter how weak I am the soup kitchens hep me carry it out to the truck and I can easily grab the dinners out one at a time. And they live on my same block. So I don't mind and the soup kitchen understands my weakness and being sick so they are very understanding and help me out. So God Bless them. And God Bless the hot dinners we have twice a week. The least i can do with all the Angels that live where I do. Since the day I turned sick and then Chemo twice 14 months and then Logan's Chemo was for 12 months two different years. Because a year after the first year of treatment the virus was active again. But the Seniors back here would bring dinner after dinner, home cooked meals at that to us when we couldn't cook or get out. My oldest daughter is almost a full grown lady. Wow. She was so awesome through 7 years of treatment her Mother and Sister were on. She was Nursemaid, Mother to Logan when I was sick, she keep up on the house real good, she cooked, she held our hair if we needed her to when we were getting sick. She was so many things and damnit. She never really got to be a kid and I promise to you all I will show her that joy in other ways the best I can. She is almost College age and I am praying so very hard she doesn't move out when she's 18. That will just crush me. And then 5 years from now the Baby, my baby will be 18. That is scary. I am so very affraid of the term EMPTY NEST SYNDROM. Because i already get some of that like the second part of a school day. The first part of a school day is aweeeeee. So quite. And if they spend the night somewhere I start missing them like crazy. God hold my hand please for the new days to come . Yes My oldest daughter is my spunk that kick's me in the butt sometimes. I am so very proud. I have 5 children to fight for. I have just 3 weeks ago had a TIA ( mini stroke) Now mind you on top of the Hep C side affects, and several other things that my body is trying to shut down. I get hit with a second stroke. One on each side of the brain. Now I am in training to teach parts of my bady to work. Like a baby learning it. But I will blast out of this. I again say I refuse to let the Devil win. Everything and I mean Everything happens for a reason!!!! You all have to tell yourself that everyday. God knows what he is doing!!! It's his will. And it has been before I was born almost 50 years ago. So when I say "EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON", I know what I am talking about. No matter how good or bad it is For A Reason. And my goal is to find a cure for Hepatitis C so I got a long way to go. But not for me but for my baby and my new family in the hep world I will fight to find a cure. Hepatitis C is a bad word and should never run ramped like it is in The United States of America, not talking about other countries. But in America the CDC and the Amercian Liver Foundtation say that for every 1 case of AIDS being repoted there is 5 cases of Hepatitis C. It is really runnig crazy is every kind of crownd. It has no prefrence what life style you live it is there. 1 in every 10 people knows someone who knows of a person suffering from this, Debilitaing at times, from this disease. But Christian or not just once raise your hand to the skky and say please God please for all of us. Thank you so very much!
I will stop this post and start the HepFest one!
I love you all bunches!!