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!


    • 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!

  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

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