London Teen Raises Awareness For Disease

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Jazzy de Lisser may be surrounded by glitz and glamour -- she was recently named London's "It Girl" by Vanity Fair magazine and rubs elbows with the socially elite, but the 18-year-old has been battling hepatitis C since the age of three.

The British teen has kept quiet about her disease for the last ten years, reports Aol. Health, but is now raising awareness about the liver-attacking virus in a video diary of her treatment called 'My Story of C.'

"I never really knew much about it," Jazzy tells CNN about her initial knowledge of hepatitis C. "There were all these websites filled with information, but it was so un-child-friendly, so it just freaked me out... It was a lot of information said in a really scary way."

In an effort to educate young people about the disease, Jazzy filmed the short film and started a non-profit organization called Liver Good Life. The London teen intends to educate, "but in a cool, not boring standard" way.
'My Story of C' can be viewed here. To learn more about Jazzy and the hepatitis C virus, visit LiverGoodLife.com.

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