Chris Vucetic: FACTS Bucks County
By Robert Breining
November 21, 2011
On Sunday November 6th, Robert and Jeromy spoke with Chris Vucetic on POZIAM Radio. Chris is a 25 year old male, who has been diagnosed with HIV since September 17, 2008, five days before his 22nd birthday. He had struggled with it from the moment he left that doctor's office. He knew nothing about HIV, except just the negative things.
The toughest decision for him to make was to discuss his diagnosis with his family, his mother and brother. This was not with fear they would shut him out or be upset with him, but the fact his father had taken his life in front of his mother May 2007. He waited two weeks to tell his family, and when he did his mother cried a little but said she would be by his side no matter what.
As of January 2010, he is the youngest person ever to be appointed as a board member at FACT Bucks County, a non-profit organization whose efforts are to raise awareness and raise money that goes to assist those in need who are affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. He hopes his story reached people young and older, newly diagnosed, diagnosed for years, and those struggling with their status, and show that he did it and they can and will too. Life is a fabulous thing and he wants to show them his success story in accepting his status and you too can have that. He has always wanted to write a book to raise awareness and help others struggling with life being HIV positive, showing them he's done it and you can and will too! He is grateful for the support team he has, family and friends, and if it wasn't for them he wouldn't be where he is today.
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