Diane Garner
Spiritual Education and Outreach

Diane Garner -  Spiritual Education and Outreach
Diane Garner - Spiritual Education and Outreach
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I WAS BORN IN LOUISVILLE, KY IN 1952. WHEN I WAS 11 YEARS OLD, MY PARENTS MOVED TO PENSACOLA, FL. SO I REALLY CONSIDER FL AND PENSACOLA MY HOME. HERE OUR FAMILY BECAME MEMBERS OF GADSDEN ST. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN 1964. THAT'S WHERE I RECEIVED MY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. I WAS INVOLVED IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES DURING MY TEEN YEARS AND EARLY 20'S.

I HAVE A DEEP LOVE FOR ANIMALS. I CURRENTLY HAVE ONE CAT. I ALSO LIKE TO WINDOW SHOP, DO CRAFTS, AND MY WORK WITH THE CHURCH.

AFTER BEGINNING MY CAREER FOR A LARGE COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY I BEGAN TO DRIFT FROM MY RELIGIOUS ROOTS. I HAD MOVED OUT OF MY PARENTS AND THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS MY CANDY STORE. I WAS SO LUCKY THAT I MYSELF DIDN'T GET INFECTED WITH HIV DURING THIS TIME.



HOWEVER, I DID SEE MORE AND MORE OF MY MALE FRIENDS COMING DOWN WITH THIS NEW MYSTERIOUS DISEASE IN THE EARLY 80'S. I KNEW SO LITTLE BACK THEN. NOW, I KNOW WHAT TRULY MAKES A PERSON WHO THEY ARE. IT COMES OUT WHEN THEY ARE IN CRISIS. I HAVE BURIED TOO MANY FRIENDS TO THIS CRUEL DISEASE. I HAVE BEEN THERE WHEN THEY FIRST FOUND OUT THEY WERE POSITIVE AND THROUGH THE YEARS OF MEDICATIONS (BEFORE 1996) THAT WERE JUST AS HARMFUL TO THE BODY AS AIDS, THEN HELD THEM IN MY ARMS WHEN THEY DIED.

I AM NOW A VERY INVOLVED MEMBER OF OUR CHURCH'S UNITED METHODIST WOMEN WHICH IS A SERVICE ORGANIZATION THAT DEALS WITH PROJECTS THAT CIRCLE THE GLOBE INVOLVING WOMEN, CHILDREN AND YOUTH. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE MOST PRESSING MISSION SERVICE WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL BE JOINED BY ALL SECTORS OF THE WORLD. BUT I ESPECIALLY BELIEVE THIS IS A MISSION THAT NEEDS A HAND FROM THE VARIOUS RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS AND BELIEFS. AS CHRISTIAN WE ARE TO HELP ALL THE INJURED AND DYING NO MATTER THE CAUSE. I HOPE TO REACH AS MANY OF MY FELLOW MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE IN MY AREA AS WELL AS OTHERS AROUND THE GLOBE. THIS IS MY GOAL.

WITH THIS WONDERFUL FOUNDATION THAT DADDY DAB HAS ESTABLISHED, WE CAN NOT ONLY HELP THOSE PERSONS ON THE ADAP WAITING LISTS; BUT ALSO EDUCATE, HELP PREVENT NEW EXPOSURES AND GET THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE THAT THIS VIRUS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE... AT ANY AGE... ANY FINANCIAL BACKGROUND... IT DOESN'T CARE WHO YOU ARE.

THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT THIS DISEASE HAS SPREAD TO EVERY SECTOR OF THE POPULATION, NO ONE IS IMMUNE. I WILL DO ALL THAT I CAN TO BACK THIS PROJECT AS WELL AS PUT FORWARD ITS PURPOSES.