In 16 days, I will be riding 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Many of you know my story. I am 52 years old; I was a daily intravenous meth user for years; I have been HIV + for 26 years and I am 5 time convicted felon.
Although the aforementioned characteristics are a part of my story, they do not define me. So I am also riding to reduce stigma associated with HIV, addiction and past criminal history.
Today, I am a vital part of my community. I am drug and alcohol free for over 6 years, healthy, employed and most importantly living a joy-filled life with meaning and purpose.
I need your help. I've raised $5,230 dollars, which exceeds the minimum of $3,000 needed to participate, but I'd like to make my goal of $5000. Please support my ride by making a contribution. Thank you so much for your continued support.