Our class wanted to thank you for coming to share your story with us. We appreciated how you did not dance around the tough issues and brought HIV close to us. Your bravery and strength really inspired us. You dedicate every day to helping make life better for you and for others. Instead of sitting in a room of regret, you use your misfortune to help kids like us. Before we met, we thought we’d feel sorry for someone in your situation. But more than feel sorry for you, we admire you. Some of us have been asking our friends to tell themselves that they are sacred, just the way that you had us tell ourselves. And sometimes we still tell it to ourselves, especially when we really need to believe it. Thank you for everything you have given us. We hope you will stay healthy for a long time.
Central Synagogue 9th Graders