Drugs may be behind her, but Lovelace now lives with Hepatitis C, a result of her drug use. The disease is damaging her liver.
“I can sleep 20 hours a day, literally, with no interruptions, just sleep," she says.
The treatment Lovelace needs could cost the state as much as $85,000
for a full course. Only people with advanced liver disease or other
severe related conditions are eligible for the treatment under Medi-Cal.
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