May 19, 2009

May 19, 2009
An Angel Gets Her Wings

Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings

Thank you for joining me for another blog entry. It is with very heavy heart I share my little angel has ended her battle with AIDS. Her little body had given all it had to give and just could not battle anymore. At least my little angel is no longer in pain and in a better place now.

The pain is for those of us left behind to deal with our loss. I know I will miss her hugs, seeing the way her face would light up when she saw me and her laugh. She was one of those children who was polite, loving and caring. She did not deserve the fate of being born with HIV much less the other problems.

As I did my god daughter before she passed twenty year ago, I promised her I would work to give hope and love to as many children with HIV and AIDS as I can.

See children are the most innocent and fragile of those with HIV. They had no control over being born with the virus. Newborns already have a hard time with colds and viruses because they are developing their immune system. Children with HIV never have a great immune system and have constant problems. They also have to deal with the sometimes harsh side effects of the medications which are also harder on children.

I have spent almost all of my life as an adult with HIV and I know how much hurt and pain it has caused in my life. So imagine what it must be like for the children. Childhood can be cruel for anyone but those kids who are sick or "different" are automatic targets on top of all the other problems.

To my friends, please remember her mom and brother in their moment of grief. And remember regardless of age, people with HIV and AIDS need love and a hug. Something free which gives gifts that are priceless.

So to my little angel, I miss you. I will never forget you or my promise to you. And I was blessed you have you in my life.

I love you now and always.

big bear hug,

Your Daddy Dab