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Luci, Ida, Latti and Bea
Four sisters, adopted into each others lives, share a bond of familial love and all have AIDS.


Luci was born infected with HIV, and spent her first two years in a hospital bed. When Peggy and Alison (her new mothers) brought her home, she could not walk or talk. She had been given a dire prognosis and a short life of six months more was predicted. It is four years later and this little girl blossoms under the care of her loving parents.


Ida and Latti are called "the twins" because so much of their history is similar. Their biological parents, IV drug users, are dead. Their birthdays are three days apart, both were premature and each has severe anxiety and sleeplessness and have characteristic chronic vomiting and diarrhea.


Only Latti can take solid foods.


"Baby Bea" is growing and is developmentally slow for many reasons. Born HIV+ to a drug addicted mother, she has several heart and orthopedic operations ahead of her. The odds are against her survival and still, she fights. She plays peek-a-boo and sleeps to the sounds of Spanish lullabies.

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