January 14th, 2013
This week, we’ve been watching My Story of C, an award-wining film about a teenage girl’s experience of living with hepatitis C.
‘My Story of C’, an honest and moving depiction of the realities of living with HCV, features Jazzy de Lisser, a teenage girl who was born with the virus.
Filmed over a two-year period, this award-winning and unflinchingly honest video follows Jazzy on her often painful journey to beat the virus. She talks frankly about the many treatments she has gone through in an effort to clear the virus and the specific difficulties she has encountered as a young person living with hep C.
Keen to increase public understanding of the condition, Jazzy was frustrated that she had never met anyone of her own age with the virus. Her video diary came about as a result of a conversation she had with Mel Agace, a documentary maker. Speaking in The Daily Telegraph, Jazzy says she’s glad she did it: “It gave me something else to think about, and a reason to learn more about hepatitis.”
We admire Jazzy for her courage and determination to raise awareness of hepatitis C and we wish her well.
Well worth a look. You can watch ‘My Story of C’ here.
Photo by Valerie Phillips