Thursday, March 25, 2004 5:35 PM
"It is nice to hear from you. Hope everything is going well. Say hello to your husband. My health is failing if you don´t hurry I´ll never see you again. I have lost over 40 pounds since you last saw me and my legs have no more strength in them. I quit my job today because I fell down the stairs last week at work and I am feeling very sick."
On May 4, 2004 my uncle lost his battle with HIV/AIDS, unable to find the health resources he needed to keep fighting.
I'm riding in memory of Hector Lopez. I'm riding with him by my side, to honor all those that have lost their battle and to fight for all those that need our help. I'm riding to provide health services, medication and support to those living with HIV/AIDS.
The ride is a 545-mile 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to LA. We ride by day and sleep in tents by night. Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. There is no donation small enough... or large enough. Donations can even be spread across several months.
We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past.