Even at church, people would not shake my hand.
I came face to face with death at thirteen years old.
Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support.
A lot of my time was spent searching, thinking and planning my life.
Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support.
Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G.M.
The school I was going to said they had no guidelines for a person with AIDS.
People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me.
The first five to six years of my life were spent in and out of the hospital.
Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there.