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1420486 tn?1384793153

joe meshka again

   Ive been following the joe mesha story (darn I forgot how to spell his last name)...The guy lost his mother to hep C, his sister is dying from hep C...And the dude has tats from head to toe (practically) and was recently talking about getting more? So I asked him if he was'nt worried about joining the ranks, with us...Anyways the other day he mentioned he was gonna go see the druggies and prostitutes (I almost errassed him @ that moment) to spread the awareness!...
     Well still following his walk. He says he needs an education on how hep C is spread. It would probally be a good thing for him to learn from those who got in in the military, the dentist in mexico, the dentist, tatoos, sharing razors and toothbrushes, blood product, transfussions along with the IV drug use and all the other ways. like the people in the medical community who got it from mishaps and so on.
     He is about to walk through the desert, on route 66. Its cold, and he cant be well equipted with only a back pack..
      He is on facebook..A person could creat another account on F.B I think, and remain annonamous..I think ofcourse I never read those rules eighter. But they dont have bad word Jail.  lol
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96938 tn?1189799858
I don't think Don will find any windmills on Route 66. Although he might get his kicks...
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1420486 tn?1384793153
   I guess if I liked my mother and knew she was dying of something I would learn all that I could about it. especially if another family member had the disease. He has been rude to people on his page. They suggested their old old mother got it from medical procedure. He said he was keeping it real. And if they did'nt like what he said to get off their page. When people say dont try to guilt trip me in to giving money? get off my page.  I guess I was mistaken again. I thought I was wise and old. But I guess I have Sap written all over my forhead.
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206807 tn?1331936184
I’m trying to be open minded but, it is hard. Part of me wants to think, at least someone is doing something but that is about as far as it goes.

He is not what I was hoping for as an Ambassador for HCV.  I fear that he is going to do more to reassure the Stigma that follows HCV than correct it.

I have not seen any Media Coverage posted since he left Santé Cruz (Spelling?).  This may be a Blessing in Disguise.
His knowledge of HCV is almost Non-Existent.
Apparently, he has no funding other than what he gets from Victims of HCV.
He claims his motivation is the Death of his Mother and his Sister being HCV positive.

I hate to be Pessimistic but it is starting to look more like a Road Trip funded by exploitation of HCV than an Awareness Campaign.  Hell, if ya’ll support me and fund my trip. I’ll quit my job and start walking today.
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1420486 tn?1384793153
  I read the posts almost everyday (unless he isses me off).  I see him as being self-absorbed. I see good people talking about real issues, they get ignored, while they discuss needing doe$$ , lousy cell phones, pictures, art and stuff that does not matter.
     He is getting to be an embarrassment to me.  If any of my aquaintances on F.B read the stuff he writes/posts on my wall. Then I now look like a IV drug user??  But I do have friends there that know me well.  They wont even let me joke around calling myself a pillhead (Riba-study drug). Cause they know I dont even use asprin or vitimins. lol....
    I just remembered a person walks like 5 miles an hour??average?? So he is piddling..I wonder what he will do if he makes it to cold weather?
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Avatar universal
" Hell, if ya’ll support me and fund my trip. I’ll quit my job and start walking today. "
I'll chip in a few bucks!

blondie,

I looked at the link. Facebook is not even close to being a secure site. It is an open book for identity theft and personal information becoming public. If you have your settings so that friends of friends can you see your information then friends of friends of friends of friends can see your personal information, in other words everyone. Minimally your settings should only allow friends to see your information. also I would never put precisely where I live, date of birth any other information that could be used to steal financial information.

It really bothered me that the guy was asking people to post how they got hcv. When I read that I choose not to participate.

- Dave

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1491755 tn?1333201362
Pretty funny, one of his intensions is a cure. As if big pharma doesn't have enough incentive.  I'd like for more people to be aware of hep c but when people say they are going to educate prostitutes, their ignorance is not doing us any favors.
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206807 tn?1331936184
Don’t Temp me.
If I could quit my job and not have to worry about the bills, I’d walk for IN Grown Toenail Awareness
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1420486 tn?1384793153
Well thanks Dave, Ill go check that. and change that. and I did'nt know that...
    My friend in Az. is checking him out of F.B. she said if he walks for Diabeties, she gonna hit him in the head w/hep C
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Avatar universal
The pic of the horses in the snow is very beautiful. Thanks for posting it.
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