If you’ve been reading for awhile, or if you know me, you know that I lost my older brother, Eric, to AIDS August of 1995. If you didn’t know that yet, you can read a little about that here. Two months before he died, I went to Boston to do his last AIDS Walk with him. That was hard- knowing it would be the last time I saw him (the next time he was resting in a very special cookie jar- I’ll tell you that tale soon- waiting to be scattered to the wind at Martha’s Vineyard- another place that he loved). He loved Boston, and it truly became his home. Because I have only been 3 times- his partner Jeff’s memorial, the walk, then Eric’s memorial- and they were all painful, I had kind of decided I would never go back. However, Miss Mad for Knit has gently persuaded me to return this June, and do the walk with her, in his honor.
I’m doing this because I miss my brother, his wonderful partner Jeff, and his other wonderful partner Randall (never became HIV positive and I hope is very happy, wherever he may be). I’m asking you, if you possibly can, to support me in this- even the smallest donation will help. Maybe, this may help keep another sister from missing her brother- and allow another young man (or woman, or child) to live their life to the fullest. Here is the link to my donation page. Thank you for reading this, and for all the good wishes I know you guys will send me- you’re all wonderful!