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Chad Journey

Organized by: Chad Ilk

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Hi my name is Chad Ilk and I'm 40 years old and this is my story. 3 years ago at the age of 37 I found out I had hepatitis C . After nine months I choose to take the 60000 dollar treatment offered and paid for by the government. Bad mistake but cured my liver. Let me tell you why . I am now wheelchair bound and on many medications for life. A 1 In a million + side effect of the medication given to treat hepatitis C. I just wish the liver specialist would of mentioned this side effect. I would rather be able to walk than not. There is so much wrong with me as a result of getting the hepatitis c treatment. I have double vision , can't feel my legs, part of my face, scalp, neck, no balance, weekness, bad speech, I have to wear diapers and the list goes on. I have undergone 14 MRIs 21 plasma exchanges on my chest 30 weeks rehabilitation and various other procedures not to mention a cocktail of medication 3 times a day. The doctors and neurologist have put me through chemotherapy at St Mike's hospital in Toronto. Why your probably saying basically I'm a guinee pig because what happened to me is vary rare and they are looking for cures. Well I'm tired of there way and want to reach out to family friends and Facebook to see if they can help me be it financially,knowledge anything that can help me find a cure or at least something that helps me better my chances of life. I was 37 healthy athletic never smoked could enjoy the fun things in life . But now wheelchair bound and on many medications and on disability I can't afford to try and find better treatments be it in another country better medications that are not covered . All this from getting a tattoo with a girl at a shop who never changed the needle. If only I could prove it I wouldn't be here today asking for help. So please help in anyway you can I thank you and to those who have hepatitis C think twice or feel free to email me and ask questions. Thank you and God bless. Chad Ilk .



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