It saddens me today as I write this post for Rock The Red Pump and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), my daughter passed away two months after I wrote my post last year. She died May 27th, 2013 in my arms. She knew what her fate was, she sealed it when she had unprotected sex. My daughter didn't want to face the reality of her situation. She refused to take her medication. My daughter had choices, but she chose to ignore. It wasn't that she was ignorant, she was stubborn and proud.
This is a picture of my beautiful daughter taken on Mother's Day 2013, just a few weeks before she died. She died in agony, no amount of pain medication could stop the cruelty of AIDS.