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DontForgetMarinette

Dear all,

We are creating that fundraiser today in order to modestly help changing the perception people have of HIV victims and honor our grandma's memory!

Just because the world has managed to identify the causes of this terrible disease, often allows some to think that, somehow, there is a guiltiness, a punishment or whatever "reason" for someone to suffer from this tragedy. It is too easy today to think that such a thing "could have been avoided" or won't happen to "us" because of some life choices or other absurd ways of thinking. And more than that, it is NOT THE POINT, the only reality here is pure humanism and we simply need to remember it. There is no "reason", "cause", "stories behind" that could ever or should ever allow us to forget the fear and pain that victims of HIV have to face. Randomness or abilities to "identify" should not motivate our compassion, our commitment and our common responsibility to help us all as a group of persons, suffering from the disease or not.

Today we'd like to talk to you about Marinette, our grandma. She was a very typical grandma, curly blond hair, baking cakes for the kids in the house, having beautiful pink cheeks, wearing flowery dresses, loving George Brassens and reading in the sun. For some reasons (that really don't matter in the end) she got contaminated by HIV and passed away almost 20 years ago now, at the age of 62. We wanted to share her memory with you today, share the tragedy in order to make something positive out of it, evolve, get more generous, change perceptions and get together!

We are trying to raise 800 dollars until September 1rst in order to give this money to research against HIV in our grandma's name, because that's how positive comes out of negative!

Anyone who feels concerned and is willing to help us raise money against the disease while working on people's perception of it, welcome and thank you!

Some grateful granchildren

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