Project 50/50 :: Day 48 – Know Your Status

Age 8, I watched my father fall to his knees screaming the loudest “Noooooo” when my mother died!  

12 years later, I heard that same “Noooooo” ringing in my head while holding his fragile, cold hand! 

Too numb to speak, I released the last of my parents.

Safely born before either of the two were infected, I’m a witness HIV/AIDS is real!

Know your status…
Have “The Conversation”
Get Tested
Stay Protected!

-Terrika "Thankful" Kelley

 

Posted on October 27, 2011 in Project 50/50

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  1. Crystal
    October 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm · Reply

    WOW! This is POWERFUL and she is my best friend! Gotta love her courage and strength! I want to thank you Richie for what you are doing with this project! God put it on your heart for a reason and the beauty that you are creating is a Testament to your skill, passion, and relationship with God! Keep up the great work. And again thank you for allowing my Best Friend to share her story.

    God Bless You!

    Crystal

    • Richie Carter
      October 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm · Reply

      Thanks Crystal! She’s a beautiful soul with a beautiful story! From your response, she has beautiful friends!
      Cheers!

  2. Van
    October 27, 2011 at 7:26 am · Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story. What a powerful story it is.

    For those in the Augusta, GA area here is some info:

    Since 1996, the MCG Ryan White Outreach Team has provided free, confidential HIV testing, education, counseling and treatment and linkage to care at testing sites throughout the Aiken-Augusta area. For more information about National Testing Day or the Ryan White Outreach Team, contact Thompson at 706-721-4463 or Bonds at 706-294-9414. For other testing sites and times, visit http://www.csrasafetynet.org.

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