In memory of a family- AIDS and Suicide

My Brazilian mother, Maria

My Brazilian mother, Maria

In memory of my Brazilian mother, Maria, and  my brother, Doug, and his friend, Doug A. My brother and mom passed away within a year of each other in the 198o’s. She went by way of suicide and he went by AIDS. Their deaths were hard for my sister and I to take. Every year, when Memorial Day comes around we take a long stroll in nature and ask questions about their deaths, but the answers never come around. Life is so unfinished without them here. But when I think of all that I have in life and hear of all the illnesses other people have now, I know their is hope and that deep down inside, I am blessed.

My brother, Doug (right), and his friend, Doug A. (left)

My brother, Doug (right), and his friend, Doug A. (left)

 

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