Family First Health is celebrating 25 years of caring for those living with HIV/AIDS in our community. Our CEO reflects at a recent AIDS Memorial Quilt event.
Month: June 2016
Each month, our HR department picks some of the WOW card recipients to receive a gift card.
Cassie’s mother was HIV positive, but back in the early 1990s, not a whole lot was known about transmission and how to protect the unborn babies of those already positive. Breathing problems that got worse once Cassie got home led doctors to the diagnosis. They told Bones that they’d have about a year. But if Cassie made it past the year, she’d be OK.
“When we started on the quilt, it was once again another number,” Smith said, noting the size of the panels and all the requirements. “By adding Rick to the quilt it became not a number, it became something personal. You see the pictures. You see the dates. You see everything right in front of you rather than just another number panel.”
When the public sees Steve’s part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, his mother wants them to know he lived a great 36 years.