Nebraska Authors

Evelyn V. McKnight

Born 1955 Omaha, NE (USA)

Author McKnight is a wife, mother and audiologist from Fremont, Nebraska. She is one of 99 cancer survivors who contracted hepatitis C through unsanitary practices used at the Fremont Cancer Center in 2000–2001. Using the money from her settlement against the oncology clinic, she co-founded the patient advocacy foundation HONOReform, which has been recognized by CBS, CNN’s American Morning, USA Today, The Associated Press and Newsday. She wrote a memoir of her experiences co-authored with her trial attorney, Travis T. Bennington, and through the advocacy group produced a DVD, "One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time," to educate medical practitioners.

See Rick Ruggles, "Her fight: To make clinics more sanitary," Omaha World-Herald 11-29-2010.

Places Lived

Fremont, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Health, Memoir, Patient Advocacy; Diseases--Hepatitis C




Finalist 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award


Co-founder of the patient advocacy foundation HONOReform, whose work has been reported on CBS, CNN's American Morning, USA Today, AP, and Newsday.


A Never Event: Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History. (with Travis T. Bennington) 2008.

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