Big congratulations to our HEP Hero Paul Stewart, who was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours for “…services to the community and the performing arts”.
In addition to being a founder and member of The Transplants, a group of musicians who have all received transplants, Paul works with the music program at Jesuit Mission.
“I decided to join forces with Shane Laffy (ex Man Friday) to form a band call “The Transplants”. Together we raise awareness of the risks, thank those who donated and support others who have had a transplant or are waiting for one,” Paul says.
“I also work at the Brosnan Centre in Brunswick as well as with a few youth organisations. I work with young people who are at risk, in particular those who have been in prison or youth justice centres. I believe that through positive education messages we can make people more aware of hepatitis C and end the silence.
“Don’t put your head in the sand – get tested and act.”
Find out more about our fantastic HEP Heroes, who come from all walks of life including a winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace!