Thursday, February 12, 2009

A great day at The Woods

We spent the day at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in western Indiana. We conducted prevention education and HIV testing. We had great turnout and tested 24 students and staff. I know what you're thinking, 24 students is not that many. What's important to remember here is that SMWC is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States and today the AIDS Ministry Network of the Christian Church was on campus with HIV tests and condoms! Mind you that this was done with cooperation from the Student Senate at SMWC. My friend Mary and I were fortunate enough to sit in on an interview with Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, as she spoke with local media today.
This evening Jeanne spoke about her son Ryan, his life, his death, and how he has affected so many of us. We walked with her, we talked with her, we laughed and cried with her as she showed us videos of Ryan and discussed how he touched so many people in life and in death.
I spoke with Jeanne briefly about the possibility of coming to speak to us at a future General Assembly and she was very open to the idea.
I'll have more on her presentations as well as some pictures soon.


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