Hepatitis kills 4000 people every day. Can you wrap your head around this? I can’t. If 4000 people died in my town every day, Grass Valley would be eliminated in three days. That’s roughly what is happening in the world. Imagining a world without my family, friends, doctor, grocer, business owners, mail carrier, auto mechanic, hairdresser, and Jazzercise instructor is just incomprehensible.
Does this sound melodramatic? It isn’t. The difference between 4000 people dying in the world versus my town being wiped out is that today, I don’t know the people who died from hepatitis. However, I have known some of those who have died, in fact, far too many.
So, what can you do about this? Get involved this World Hepatitis Day, July 28. Be a voice for the 4,000 lives that will be lost on World Hepatitis Day this year, and join the campaign. Join with the World Hepatitis Alliance, add your name, along with Stephan Fry and Richard Branson, and others who are changing the world.