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Winning artist and songwriter John's -- Qaeda is on a new mission in life.
After the loss of his father in 2011 from complications associated chronic hepatitis C.
The Cuban artists is doing everything he can to spread awareness about a disease that affects over a million Latinos nationwide.
Talk to me what do you want to know this.
A lot of things but.
This minimum all of this it's tremendous campaign's awareness campaign where we work the American foundation.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's -- -- a chronic hepatitis.
Recently lost my father.
For many many I think.
So yeah we'll talk about that campaign is attuned to Pepsi campaign -- in his campaign hepatitis C infection.
As a talk -- about that campaign won when women.
As a result of -- so much about chronic hepatitis C have realized and worked with her regular phone nation's number one but efficiencies in the US.
And it is it affects 13 of those numbers it's is Hispanic Americans.
It's over one million people affected.
-- for this disease are.
So up close what sparked that statistic.
Again this awareness campaign insists -- some -- -- To -- to teach people to make them make them burn their options and that's what the it would there's about an -- -- Now the website is great yet to check it out I've seen us in itself and on top of that knows about your father you touched on your father's house are very personal.
He passed -- 2001 from cirrhosis and liver from hepatitis C infection complications from that.
Now you have said that it -- your father has said.
That part of the problem -- part of the issue with not necessarily recognize and infection would not want to deal that was because he was a free couldn't be -- -- provider.
-- -- -- -- -- -- It was I think I think I didn't even all until what three years ago.
For that matter of who goes along.
With quite -- Pepsi.
So -- that about it and by the time actually -- myself -- you know practice it was bugs it basically.
And I think.
There's a lot of things that deal -- this lifestyle.
Maybe it was a problem and it was provider.
Maybe certain taboos embarrassment.
A lot of things have -- -- it would health issues that we went from.
And that this campaign is all about confronting your health confronting.
-- of Tennessee's silent disease.
That -- that this it was.
-- -- -- So it's really educated so you know where are your options today -- more options ever.
Release more options ever attached -- what can be done.
If you know somebody.
That's right because it was that no one more -- help them.
So real quick what's the where -- where you going to career.
And then you don't out there wouldn't you probably get on with this year's commemoration Cheney years or trees you can.
So finishing touches.
-- the project cut.
-- that the song will be a part of it what's -- So very happy to to -- -- -- point.
In all my travels to be able to have time to read and to make this important.
Place -- Adults apartment music.
Because -- music is various.
Very dear to express myself.
And this on to include in this project your site to be a part of well what.
God -- A very -- -- tree on.
That's great and your father and gone back to your phone.
You -- -- was arrival.
Yes violence so how was it like he was a little bit of a of a taste of what it was like to live in households with him and -- few household here.
With with your father.
He was a great provider -- proud.
You know us Hispanic Americans.
A lot of us in the history of all all or haven't come -- this country with nothing with very very.
Little means of supporting ourselves.
Had them in the US so I think a part of the struggle in the process of of what excellent in this it's been kind of like at this point.
It is stuck in my heart and memory of winning the -- -- side myself attached to the fact that.
It could hope especially can to help continues souls of -- so.
Just seems to have -- providers to -- -- And sometimes we forget about our health.
Especially the things we -- bit pitching Torre held enough that it.
And so that's something that I wish I could go back.
-- wish it could exclusive to.
Which it could kind of make -- things here so.
Once your work is doing that I know that for sure all the -- you have.
Two now we have to offbeat questions here -- don't have to the campaign I really wanted to ask you you know obviously everyone's been talking about this -- do you have an opinion on the train Omar's case toys what's.
Perry is so this case and I'm sure -- all the facts will be investigated.
In I'm sure what that truth comes out it always does it would like everybody.
Except except when it hits home and -- Well of course of course -- is as a minority group you know that I think again whether or not that's that's an issue here.
We don't know until of course effects -- And analysts question what do you plan on right now -- -- honestly don't know right now.
We just get the mix of your worst sites such as this difficult time.
But other than that can listen to some of solves -- department -- goes from pre production so.
Every so often you know I just didn't you company's new axis of so important and outside John's candle songs ya ya gotta you know right now doesn't assume it's on US open -- -- thank you so much for joining us thank you publish them.
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