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I have started a great journey,i will not look back

mmm--so much to say.I am Leah Auma,a Kenyan woman.I will never forget the day i was dying,when my CD4 count was three,i will never forget the kind of treatment i recieved the first time i visted a Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre, VCT,where i thought i was going to get hope or refuge.I have since vowed to become a VCT Councellor should i find a way.

I am the founder and chair a Community Based Organization,D'Adesky Jacolo Women Organization,working with HIV/AIDS and other women's and children's issues.I started doing this work before i learnt of my positive status,but now i volunteer for it full time.

Cheers to PulseWire!Without you i would not be me today because you encouraged me to live on and now i dare anybody fight me[ha ha ha].

I am here with my family,and life continues.I know i have started a resourceful journey with PulseWire.Bravo to my husband,Bob,too,who has always been by my side,even when i weighed 63 kgs.Now i am my normal 95.

I have so much to say!

Cheers PulseWire,Cheers Jensine for introducing a stone that i can step on,cheers everybody!

Comments

Jensine's picture

What a joy

What a joy to hear from you Leah! Congratulations on successfully making this post. Bravo and cheers to you! Your story and your voice hold enough passion and determination to light up and inspire the entire world! I too, think this is the beginning of a remarkable journey. You are teaching us so much and it is a great honor to be in community with you.

Sending you an enormous hug across the ocean,

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Auma's picture

Thanks Jensine

Thanks Jensine for welcoming me into the PulseWire Community.All my confidence is in PulseWire!Let's travel together!

I too,hug you back accross the seas,mountains and African deserts.

I belong to a great family!

Leah.

Corine Milano's picture

Hi!

How fabulous to see your post!

I'm so glad to read that you "have so much to say," because I know the community can't wait to read more of your words!

Please let us know how the community can support your efforts, both regarding PulseWire and your work. We're here to listen!

Corine Milano, Assistant Editor

--"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
Aung San Suu Kyi --

Auma's picture

Hi Corine!

I feel great that there's a community out there that is ready to listen to me and support my efforts.Right now i am trying to work hard in getting computers for reliable communication and getting my group sensitized too.

Being in PulseWire community itself gives me confidence and power.Let us keep on moving!

Leah.

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