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Globab's Story

Hi my name is Gloria Laughlin. I live in the little town of Fordland MO. I was raised in Kansas City MO. At the age of 15 I left home to find a better life. Life at home meant abuse. (sexual,mental, physical, emotional)

I ran away to Denver where I met and married my first husband Wayne. I was married to him for 12 1/2 years. The only good thing that came out of that abusive relationship was my son Joshua.

In 1985 I joined the Army and finished basic training. I cracked both hips and was given an honorable discharge. We moved to Springfield MO and I recovered from my injury. I met Ted in Nov of 86 and we became friends. He was married and had a son Stephen who was 2. In 1989 Ted's wife left him for another man and Ted almost died from a broken heart. I was there for him and we became closer. I finally left Wayne in May of 90 after he tried to kill me over something that had happened in1980. I decided that I didn't have to be his punching bag any more.
Ted and I started hanging out more and in June of 1992 we got married.

I have found my saving angel. My life has never been so good.
In 1995 I was given the news that I had Hepc. I was put on the interferon treatment. 3 shots a week for 6 months. I was in remission and stayed in remission for 7 years. In June of 2002 I started having pain and finally went to the VA (a bonus of cracking my hips a life time of free medical care). A Viral load was done and I was >600000 geno type 1a.

I got scared and started doing research on Hepc. I found alot of stuff and I found the heppo web site. This was the best thing I found. I turned 40 on Christmas Day and started treatment on Jan 9 2003. By the time I turn 41 I will be cured and my great life will become even better then it is now. I am now a grandma who will be able to watch and enjoy my grandchildren and maybe great grandchildren. This is not the end of my story only the beginning.

Hugs and Prayers to all. Email me!


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