Karen Stacey has taken a tragic event and turned it into something extremely positive for the benefit of liver transplant recipients. She was diagnosed with Hepatitis C after receiving a blood transfusion in the 1970’s. She received a compensation package and what she did with the funds was truly selfless. Karen created the Happy Liver Society and purchased an apartment close to the Vancouver General Hospital to house out-of-town patients receiving liver transplants. Karen is a tireless fundraiser and awareness raiser for Hep C and liver transplants through everything from hot dog sales to signing up organ donors at local malls. Karen’s contributions will be felt in perpetuity.
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