Not Ally’s Dad

It was the worst day in my life--finding out that Ally wasn't my biological daughter. The first time I held her in my arms, my heart belonged to her and I honestly believed that she was mine. For some reason, though, maybe it was her intuition, but my mother advised me to get a DNA …

Gone

She clutched the shell. It was a keepsake--one she would cherish forever. He had given it to her one afternoon as they walking along the beach. Those walks were the happiest moments in her life. Now he was gone. The virus had claimed him. He was only 40. 49 Words

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

It was just few days ago when I learned that March was designated as Women's History Month.  Well, today, an identical thing happened to me which prompted me to put this post together in a hurry.  I found out just a few minutes ago that today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I also discovered …

Women and Shingles

I found out last week that my mother who suffers from Parkinson's has Shingles.  From what I have seen of Shingles it looks very painful.  I wanted to find out more about it so I decided to surf the Internet and get as much information as I could. What is Shingles? Shingles, also known as …

Polio Vaccines

I was appalled when I learned of the Nigerian women who were gunned down because they were giving out polio vaccines.  They were killed by gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic sect shot and killed at least nine as they took part part in a polio vaccination drive in northern Nigeria on Friday, …

Women and HIV/AIDS

December 1, 2012 was World AIDS Day.  Different organizations such as Project Have Hope, SOS Children's Villages, One Billion Rising and UNICEF Canada were raising awareness of a disease which has no cure.  Children are orphaned because of AIDS.  According to SOS Children's Village, 33.3 million people live with HIV/AIDS and 3.4 million of those affected …

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