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In the beginning the foundation had always sent bouquets to the funerals of people who died of AIDS, but that had become too costly: there were too many funerals. Jim thought of economizing with a single rose dipped in black except for the petals. The flower from the PWA Foundation came to be known as “the black rose”. Attached to each black rose is a card that says, We understand.

From June Callwood’s – Jim: A Life With AIDS

 

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loss, grief and renewal
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that life is fleeting and we need to care for and love as many people as much as we can before we regret it. Anonymous
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people need to belong to a community that helps them to feel included and empowered
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HIV and AIDS does not descriminate...neither does love. Sarah
Toronto People With AIDS FoundationWebsite Submission Sat Nov 14 2015 13:57:14 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
that the fight isn't over.
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that there are people far better off than me, and also far worse off. Marcus P
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that those who came before us paid a steep price for us to be here today. We remember them.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-23 15:43:37
that HIV/AIDS is a complex issue that you may not understand. Please join me as we take this journey together.
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the responsibility to tell the stories for those who are unfortunately are not here to tell them for themselves.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-23 22:05:25
"There is a sacredness in tears. They're not weakness, more eloquent than ten thousand tongues, they speak of overwhelming grief and love." credit Washington Irving
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-24 17:12:03
We are NOT Alone and STANDING PROUD and TALL ToGeTher will Help Us to achieve Much More than We Think...
OUI!! L'UNION fait la FORCE! :)
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-24 18:06:31
To my dear friends with/had AIDS - my lesson: tell them you love them. Time passes too quickly - honor them from your heart. Rod Lightheart
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We are not alone. Today's Peers stand with us each and every day. Strongest to the weakest, hand-in-hand, as we form our Ribbon of courage.
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I choose to (or try my hardest to) live stigma free, approach all people on equal terms, neutral. It's started with my pos/neg friends.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-26 17:31:25
To everyone living with or had AIDS in the world I would like to open my heart and say that we are not alone, we are one.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-26 23:03:27
Lifetime isn't forever, so take the first chance, don't wait for the second one! Because sometimes, there aren't second chances!
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that we are strong
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-28 05:24:12
We are not alone. Today's Peers stand with us each and every day. Strongest to the weakest, hand-in-hand, as we form our Ribbon of courage.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-30 21:52:09
that HIV is a manageable virus; new cases show up every day. Compassion and care are real and still needed for those who cope every day.
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2015-11-30 22:20:54
"I've got AIDS, but AIDS hasn't got me." Jim
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HIV is a part of who we have been, who we are, and who we will be. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Murray
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the long game, and how much things can change with time. I understand the importance of holding on.
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I do not know your struggle but I know this, it will not make you, break you, or define you.
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You have taught me to LIVE with heart disease.
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There is LOVE here with us
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I understand what it is to fly with our peers.
- Philip Dawson
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Aaron Patrick Alan, I love you.
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I believe in a long life.
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So much loss.
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Love till the end.
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Such great love.
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All people need to be loved and cared for.
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Words cannot express the depth of feeling and emotion on this day
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In solidarity with persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. To ending stigma and discrimination
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The need to continue to educate. To honour the path those who have gone before us, pioneered for us, & to continue the fight for acceptance.
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and love you. Always.
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Remember and love your friends that are gone.
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Transgendered woman, 30 years HIV (+) 63 years old, STILL HERE!

Living a full healthy life!
We still have a long way to go...
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30+ years in to this disease and we continue to face stigma and loss, but we are strong and continue to fight for a cure.
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...the fulfillment of giving back. A&R
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation2016-12-16 19:41:50
love, joy and warmth for the holiday season!!! Chris, Royse and Petey
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The importance of unity
- Rachel and Le
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Stigma is the biggest problem.
Kevin & Trevor
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Importance of community during the holidays Ian & Catherine with a C!!

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