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Offline Ric Wilke

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Highest Honor
« on: September 18, 2007, 12:42:23 AM »
This year's AMG was an event that could very well go down in history as one that will be hard to beat once we have all come down off of cloud nine.

RAB and I had the high honor and privilege of presenting our Dame Jan (anniebc) with a gift signed by each attendees of AMG 07.  This was a     matted 8x10 photograph of a rustic stone staircase within the National AIDS Memorial Groove.  This year's AMG Memorial Service was organized by Jan and written by Jan and Alanbama.  A brass plaque commemorated the event was inset in the bottom of the mat.  Each of us then signed the mat that surrounds the photo.

We honor her because she cared for us before she became one of us and her love for each and every member of the Forums is endless.

For each of you who were unable to sign this tribute to Dame Jan, please feel free to post your feelings in this thread.

With love and respect, R&R

« Last Edit: September 18, 2007, 01:15:17 AM by Ric Wilke »

Offline milker

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 12:48:24 AM »
I signed it and will pay my tribute to Jan again. The AMG memorial service was very powerful. Remembering our lost friends, thinking about all of those that passed away and by their sacrifice helped us being alive.

Thank you Jan, Alan, and everyone.

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mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
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Offline Blixer

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 01:00:48 AM »
It was a great event!  I had the honor of signing the matt and will say that the memorial was very touching.  Jan did a great job with it.  There were so many that put lots of effort into this gathering to make it successful.  I want to send a thanks out to all of them. 

And coming down off of cloud nine isn't easy!!!

Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline Basquo

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 01:25:49 AM »
I just said goodbye to Jan as I was turning in.  She said, "Get a good night's sleep."

I miss her already!

 :-\ :-[ :'(

Dan J.

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 02:39:25 AM »
It was an honor to sigh the matted photo for our dear Jan.  Jan when you look at those names let the love and respect that each of us have for you fill your heart.

You Will Never Walk Alone.



Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 02:09:40 AM »
It was an honor to be asked and an honor to sign this gift to our Dame Jan.  I missed the Memorial Service after a sleepless night but, did catch up with everyone at Meet and Greet.  I was asked by Milker if I had the best day... No Sir, I had the best two days.  Have the best day

Offline mrtallguy

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 09:49:21 PM »
The Memorial Service was an amazing event...a reflection of the ones who planned it...very simple, yet so powerful!  Being newer to the forums I did not initially understand the gift to Jan....after the service and the weekend as a whole....now I fully understand the gift! 

Jan....THANK YOU for sharing the gift of who you are!!



Offline anniebc

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Re: Highest Honor
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 04:27:50 AM »
Hi there

Thank you Ric for posting about my surprise night at the meet and greet, it was a wonderful surprise, but I'm the one who should feel honored..and believe me I do, how you all mangaed to keep it a secret is still a mystery to me... :D

I can't thank you all enough for such a great gift, as soon as I recover from my trip I will get it framed.

The inscriptions reads:

Jan, we thank you
AMG 07
San francisco Califonia USA
Sept 14-16

Jan :-*

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