I am a mother of 3 adult children and a pug. I went to university and got my nursing degree when my youngest child was 3 years old and went on to do a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (psychology stream) at the same time completed a Diploma of Aromatherapy and Certificate of Massage.
Sidney Vo appealed a Federal Government decision, based on her hepatitis B status, that means she and her 12-year-old son Billy will have to leave Australia. Her case has been widely publicised, including an online petition of over 30,000 signatures supporting her case. Sidney’s experience has galvanised her to speak out.
I would like to raise awareness and help eradicate viral hepatitis.
I am a pharmacist who provides health seminars to various communities, locally, nationally and internationally
As Mayor of Mildura I support the eradication of hepatitis from our community.
Elected Mayor of Mildura in 2018, I have been on council since 2016. As a retired Mildura Police Commander, I have worked on crime reduction initiatives, Ice education, family violence and improving Aboriginal youth training and employment – and have a keen interest in helping improve access to services, and social justice.
I am passionate about improving public health and as a leader of a municipality with one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis and I want to help change the statistics.
I am a HEP Hero because I believe that increasing people’s consciousness on the negative consequences of late diagnosis of hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis B, and available services is a way to encourage people to have a hepatitis B blood test and get vaccinated or treatment on time.
I am a HEP Hero because I am highly motivated, energetic and vocal in trying to break down the barriers and stigma that face individuals with hepatitis C. In my work I often need to step up to the plate and be a voice for the voiceless.
I would like to participate in being a HEP Hero because the more people become involved, the better. Being a HEP Hero is valuable if it helps the community at large understand hepatitis.
I worked at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, initially situated at Fairfield Hospital, as a research and diagnostic scientist in the Molecular Microbiology Unit in the field of hepatitis C .
I support raising awareness of hepatitis and its consequent illnesses and believe that it is a preventable and manageable condition if patients and the community are engaged in doing so.
I made the choice to involve myself in volunteering at Hepatitis Victoria as this is a sector I am deeply passionate about and wanted to continuously train and upskill myself. I enjoy educating others in the community about liver disease – including hepatitis.