May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

Kansas City AIDS Walk 2011

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Monday and I hope you had a safe and great weekend. It was another busy one for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

We spent Sunday being interviewed by Shannon for a documentary on the 30 year anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our country. Because of the current conditions of ADAP waiting lists in our country and the current debate of lowering Ryan White eligibility to 200 percent of the federal poverty level in Florida, the focus of the piece was not only on the 30 years of HIV but also the attempt at genocide of people trying to live with HIV and AIDS today.

While I am always glad to help others understand HIV and AIDS, I especially found this time to be especially painful reliving a lot of old memories. Shannon did an excellent job of exploring not only the history of the virus but the pain and hopelessness that is HIV and AIDS. I guess that is why it is so painful to realize our own elected officials are trying their hardest to exterminate us.

At least Saturday was a little more positive. (pardon the pun) Dab the AIDS Bear was at the Kansas City AIDS Walk in Kansas City, Missouri. The bear got to see some old friends and meet some new ones. You can see the slide show featuring pictures from the event below:

I hope you enjoyed the slide show. We would like to thank everyone for showing Dab the AIDS Bear so much love during the event.

This morning, I will be heading back to Nova Southeastern University dental clinic for some more work. I still have several things I need to have done before the state ends my Ryan White eligibility. The work I need is so expensive that I would not be able to afford having it done if I am struggling to find a way to pay for my life saving HIV medications.

I hope you have a safe and great start to you week.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab