Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. My mom story begins in 1987 when she had a surgery to remove a grapefruit-sized cyst from her ovary. During that surgery she was giving plasma and it was not discovered until 2003 that that plasma was tainted or infected with hepatitis c. The liver damage had already been done and her illness progressed as they tried to find treatments to cure the hepatitis c. fast-forwarding several years later they did find a cure to hepatitis c and she is now hepatitis c free. However the liver damage is far too extensive for it to heal itself and it has moved on to damaging her spleen and also having problems with her esophagus.