I’m a survivor.
When I was only 2 years old, I beat a rare form of cancer.
It took two surgeries, three blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and a lot of strength
and courage. But somehow, I did it.
Ten years later, I was diagnosed with HIV – contracted
from one of those blood transfusions.
Still, I consider myself lucky. I’ve been fighting HIV
for 30 years, and I’m happy, healthy, and alive today because of the
medications I take.
June 5th also marks 30 years since the very
first AIDS diagnosis. And while I’m living proof that much progress has been
made, there are still far too many children and young adults struggling with
And they need our help.
With my wife Kasiah
at a Foundation event in 2010.
Urge Congress to make children and families living
with HIV/AIDS a priority.
Every day more than 1,000 children are still infected
with HIV – contracted from their mothers during pregnancy, birth, or
The tragedy: all of these infections are completely
preventable. But not enough children and women worldwide have access to the medicines
that could help eliminate pediatric AIDS and keep moms healthy.
Help us change that. Please contact Congress today and
urge them to help measure progress and improve HIV/AIDS programs in the U.S.
Children and women living with HIV and AIDS around the
world deserve the same chance at a healthy life that I had. By working together,
we can help them to not only survive, but thrive.
Thanks for your support,
Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric