For those of us struggling to accomplishing something, a lesson in the importance of never giving up. Even when you tell yourself and everyone else that you will. Sometimes only through trial and error, reconsideration, re-application, and adaptation can we succeed. Don’t sell yourself (or that dream) short.
Being a nearly native New Yorker, stories about local folks working to make a difference always catch my eye. So when I saw an article in the Mill Basin Marine Park Courier about Victor Mooney, it piqued my interest. Entitled “Fourth Time’s the Charm?” the article by Colin Mixson told the story of Victor, a resident of Queens (one of the five boroughs in NY), who lost one of his brothers to AIDS and has another living with HIV (read the online version here). He decided to do something to raise AIDS and HIV awareness as well as encourage voluntary HIV testing and increase prevention (presumably through additional programs and/or funding).
When we consider this account, there are many things about which we can admire Victor Mooney. Certainly we commend him for his desire to raise awareness of AIDS and HIV testing. His devotion to his family (particularly his…
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