My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph

 
9780985709334: My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph

Three-time author Catherine Wyatt-Morley was diagnosed with HIV in 1994. Instead of giving power to this disease and letting it overtake her life, she took charge and learned all she could about the illness. Today, Catherine is a leading advocate among women with HIV/AIDS. This book is about Wyatt-Morley’s journey and the people she has met along the way. This book describes the tragedies that have been visited upon the author. And this book shares the stunning triumphs which Catherine is blessed to be part of.

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In 1994 Catherine Wyatt-Morley was diagnosed HIV-positive and her life changed forever. Rejected and abandoned by family, friends, her employer, and even her church, fear and isolation captured her, gripping her soul, tossing away all that was familiar. She suffered job loss and discrimination at the hands of her employer during which time she divorced her husband. Her greatest fear was dying and leaving her three young children, motherless. Catherine went through a cycle of internalizing and self-educating, before she gained the strength for helping others. Desperately seeking sanity in an insane diagnosis, she took control of her life through the pages of her first book, AIDS Memoir Journal of an HIV Positive Mother written to her children. As she was learning, understanding, and taking control, she birthed the non-profit organization Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (W.O.M.E.N.). Through her efforts and the support of others close to her, it has not only maintained but sustained and expanded to touch thousands of lives in the past two decades. In 2005, Catherine joined Ian Mayo-Smith in writing a second book, entitled Positive People: Combating HIV and AIDS (Trafford Publishing). The book charts the varied experiences of people living with HIV and AIDS. Each person presented in the book shows a unique "face" of the virus, and gives hope that those with AIDS can lead fulfilling, healthy lives. In AIDS as in many other diseases both physical and psychological, the most successful prevention efforts aim not just at informing people, but also at changing social norms. Catherine’s life and W.O.M.E.N. carry out both of those tasks. Catherine hopes to remain at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS and fervently believes that before the sun sets on another child's dreams, HIV must be eliminated.

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