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Author Topic: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives  (Read 1966 times)

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Offline Teresa

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2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« on: April 15, 2007, 07:01:56 PM »
This was on the front page of the Sunday paper today. Thought some of you might like to read it.


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Offline bear60

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Re: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 07:13:12 PM »
Sweet... bitter sweet article.
How about this: what do you think? Is the next generation picking up the fight?

QUOTE from article:Patrick says this year's AIDS Walk, which starts at 10 a.m. April 28 at Positive Directions, 154 N. Emporia, will be his last.

He will keep raising money, but he'll be done walking. He says he is tired of his generation doing so much for AIDS.

"It is time for Pat Johntson to step back and let someone else take over."

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Offline mjmel

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Re: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 07:22:07 PM »
"My long-range plan is to have a toaster," he says.


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 07:56:25 PM »

Very emotional article. From that article :

"I've seen too many die, too many. I've held too many hands when family members wouldn't do anything because they were too afraid."

And now, Patrick is afraid, too.

He is afraid no one is paying attention to AIDS anymore.

"I'm tired of playing games with these people," he says of those who have forgotten to be careful about protecting themselves from HIV because they think pill bottles will save them.

Randy chimes in: "If you forget the past, you're doomed to relive it."

And then Randy wonders something out loud:

Why are two very sick people taking care of each other?"

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Offline zeb

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Re: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 07:58:45 PM »
yes heartbreaking!

Offline sadboy

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Re: 2 friends with AIDS fight for their lives
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 10:42:03 AM »
My heart goes out to them.



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