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Kenson's Story

Kenson was living at home in the Marshall Islands when he learned he has hepatitis B. After being told that treatment was unavailable there, he and his wife moved to Hawaii, where he had a successful liver transplant. His recovery was challenging, and he thought a great deal about why he had to go through the surgery. Now, Kenson and his wife educate the Pacific Islander community in Hawaii about hepatitis B risks, challenge myths held about the virus, and do all they can to promote testing and care.