Debbie, Aviah, Emma and Tiffany
| ||Here are three generations of a family so close with love and hope that one might never suspect that they are living with grave concern and desperate hope for their youngest, Tiffany, who is living with AIDS.|
Tiffany is the daughter of Debbie's sister.
Emma is Tiffany's grandmother.
Aviah is Tiffany's cousin.
Tiffany's mother is 'on the street'.
Not much needs to be said for this wondrous family, which, with little direction seems to know just what to do.
Theirs is a loud and happy voice. A voice that has set a rhythm of the future of AIDS and HIV.
| ||Tiffany's life, however affected by AIDS, will continue to be filled with love and support. She is a happy kid who lives in a world that accepts her disease as another of many challenges they can shoulder. |
Read the words of Emma Nance, Tiffany's grandmother.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore -
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust up and sugar over
like a syrupy sweet?
Or maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes, Harlem
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