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March 11th, 2012
the announcement

The Chop and I just finished watching the Magic Johnson documentary, an incredibly fascinating look at his life, before and after his diagnosis. It’s mind blowing to me that it was only 20 years ago that AIDS was considered a death sentence and a scarlet letter of homosexuality. Neither of us remember the Announcement occurring – both of us young and not fully grasping the enormity of what had happened.

The Porkchop’s dad has Parkinson’s, a disease without the stigma of AIDS, but with the same outcome. Like Magic Johnson, Michael J. Fox has raised awareness and ensured that we’ll have him around for years and years. Celebrity is a double-edged sword, but in the right hands, it can move mountains.

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

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