I’ve talked with and used Dr. Cecil for many years now. He has been of immeasurable help in getting my Veterans service connected for Hep. C. Here, again, he proves his worth and comes through-not once, but twice- in ensuring this Veteran received benefits for his disease. I feel proud to be in the vanguard of VA advocates fighting for this disease. Although I didn’t get my hepatitis from a jetgun, I fight for everyone who did. I’ll be in Oakland in late March for a Travel Board hearing to help another one of our Vets (Steve) in this battle.
What’s incredible is that Steve even admitted to sniffing the White Lady in 1988. VA glommed onto that like white on rice and used it to deny with. But… Steve is Stage 4 and has ascites and varices. This indicated he’d had the Hep for about 45 years-which happened to coincide with his greatest risk factors in service.
Throughout our battles for service connection for Hepatitis C, we’ve had one incredible, undaunted touchstone for information-HCVets and Patricia Lupole. It was she who introduced me to Dr. Cecil.
Here’s the link. Dr. B.C. is Dr. Cecil. He’s very well known in Hepatitis c circles.