This Father’s Day we thank you, our supporters, for providing meaningful work for our expert patients and fathers like Charles, who lives in a region with endemic poverty. A job helps Charles support his own children while extending the clinic activities into the community.
Here is his story:
My wife and I have three children. My wife was sick and I didn’t know what the problem was. We went for HIV testing together. She was HIV positive and I was HIV negative. Two of our children were HIV postive and one was HIV negative. Sadly, my wife died.
After my wife died I continued to love and care for my children. I took them to the Children’s AIDS Program Clinic. When the clinic staff saw I was taking good care of the children, they asked me to be part of the expert patient team. Now in addition to taking care of my family, I do home visits for other families.
Thank you for the work.