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"We faced the sunrise together"
We close this Sentinel with one AIDS patient's story of healing. It's a different kind of healing from most of the others in the issue, but nevertheless a valid one. One that has enriched and sanctified not only his life, but the lives of his friends, his family, and the Christian Science practitioner whose special privilege it was to pray with him.
It's the story of a young artist (call him "Billy"). He did exquisite acrylics, oils, sketches, and portraits. He played the banjo, loved to read, danced brilliantly, hiked in the wilderness. He got into drinking and drugs, though. Then his roommate was diagnosed with AIDS—and Billy, assisted by the woman he later married, nursed him to the end.
Eventually, Billy found out that he, too, had AIDS. That launched him on some new trails ... in and out of hospitals and clinics—and into Native American healing practices, diets, support groups.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
'The end of the beginning'
with contributions from Sarah Jane Brokensha, Karen Walsh, Beverly Hogan, Dee Mahuvawalla, Natalie V. Therry
items of interest
with contributions from Nelson Mandela, Richard E. Stearns, Tod Hertz, Ted Olsen, Cathleen Falsani
Responding to AIDS with unconditional love
By Ron Ballard
AIDS in Africa
By Kim Shippey Sentinel Staff
By John Selover
No longer ignoring the problem
I felt comfortable coming back to God
By Sifredo Reyes
How can I PRAY about AIDS?
By Ruth Elizabeth Jenks
The most important thing ...
By Marilyn C. Jones Sentinel staff
Authority over disease
By Margaret Rogers
Father and daughter freed from HIV
Healed of malaria
Eugyne A. Mwoka with contributions from Colleta Musonye