When he first came to COL in 2006, he had just been diagnosed the week before. He says, “I was afraid because I didn’t have all of my facts straight about HIV. I thought it would all go downhill from that point. The change for me came when I saw people that had been diagnosed with HIV for 25 years or more. . . The reception that I received from those who were positive was so helpful. It was very eye-opening for me!”
He continues to be growing and accepting new responsibilities. He is working now and involved with his church and its food pantry and is part of various support groups. Channels of Love has been and continues to be an important part of his life.