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Why I Walk
One of my earliest memories is of being at Disney World with my Aunt Lorraine. I was maybe 3 years old. It was the first vacation my parents had ever taken me on, and the first and only time I would meet her and remember it.

Aunt Lorraine lived in Orlando and was sort of the black sheep of that side of the family, which is notable in a family that seems to have more black sheep than white. She had contracted HIV from a shared needle a couple of years before, and though I didn’t know at the time, one reason my parents took a toddler on a plane to go see her was that she had developed AIDS and was deteriorating.

His sister’s infection and subsequent illness and death deeply and profoundly affected my father. All throughout growing up, my dad always stressed the importance of finding better treatments and finding a cure to this disease. He brought my sisters and I with him when he volunteered for organizations that helped and mentored foster kids who had been infected early in their lives, educated us about the stigmas involved with the disease, and taught us that this was a cause worth anyone’s time, energy and money.

I walk for my aunt.
I walk for my father.
I walk for my grandmother, who still grieves.
I walk for myself- for my community, for the hope for a cure, and for the hope that both the disease and the stigma against those infected will continue to lessen and eventually be a thing of the past.

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So far I've raised 108% of my goal
 
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