Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope

Buena’s Story

I’m Buena O. Bariring, 31 years old, from Gulod, Cabuyao , Laguna, Member of YWSP. I have been unemployed for 6 years. I previously worked in 6 different electronics and manufacturing companies. I mostly worked in inspection, so I felt that I wouldn’t be a threat because of my Hepatitis B status.

I am a college undergraduate. At 18, I started working due to financial problems. It was sad that I had to stop studying, but I had to do it to help my family. I was 18, of legal age and qualified to work, so I didn’t waste much…

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Vhal’s Story

I am Baltazar C. Lucas, 32 years old. I have been diagnosed with Liver Cancer from Hepatitis B. Between 2008-2013, I lost all 3 of my brothers to Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer. As the last of my brothers remaining, it can be easy to lose hope, but I am also a son, a husband and a father, and I cling to the hope that I will not leave my remaining family prematurely. I tell my story in the hope that others may learn about how common Hepatitis B is, how deadly it can be, but also how early detection…

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