Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 37, HCV Awareness

I was browsing the web today trying to find some sort of awareness or icon imagery that represents the Hepatitis C community as a whole. I saw a few ribbons, but nothing really concrete that truly defines who we are as a collective body of dragon slayers. The Red shield represents those who've lost their fight in the battle of Hepatitis C, but their spirit and legacy lives on forever. The yellow represents the body who are actively fighting the virus/dragon each day. The silver dragon is for those who have slain their dragons, and can move forward in their lives without fear of the virus returning. The dragon represents the Hepatitis C virus itself, and it's often cliche'd "sleeping dragon" representation. Like a story straight out of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, The dragon lies asleep until it's awakened with a vengeance, wrath and fury. The virus lies dormant for decades, until it suddenly awakens and brings havoc and wrath on our bodies and livers. Please wear, share, save and use this imagery to represent the body of unique individuals who have fought or are continuing to fight their ongoing battles against their dragons.

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