Tuesday, July 21, 2009

50 for 50

Bret would have been 50 today had AIDS not cut his life too short. Admittedly, it would have been fun to return the favor of lampooning my brother's milestone birthday to at least the level he'd have "celebrated" mine last summer but the fact that I can't won't stop me from celebrating.

On this day, I choose to celebrate my many HIV+ friends who are or will reach their 50th birthdays! They'll get to try out the latest wrinkle creams, fight to lower their cholesterol, lose their graying hair, bemoan their stiffening joints and celebrate every second of added life achieved by advancing HIV/AIDS treatments and therapies. Happy Birthday to YOU!

Consider today the day you make more birthdays possible with a $50 gift toward ending AIDS.


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today! Wow I didn't realize he would be 50, what a party that would have been! Kind of like yours!!
Well we will know he is having fun with the guys upstairs!!
Take care!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tracy, that is hard to believe --that Bret would be 50! I so so wish too that he was here to be teased about growing old. And to even have a chance to grow old...Love, Beth