Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thank you's!

We have SO many people who have helped us with our efforts to #SaveRyanWhitePartD.  It's impossible to name them all. But we'd like to take a moment to thank a few special people:

The core group of the Save Ryan White Part D Initiative, consisting of Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Leslie Raneri, Janet Kitchen, J. Raheem Harris, and Marsha Jones;

Some other members of the Save Ryan White Part D Initiative: Sister Mama Sonya, Cecilia Smith-Ross, Amana Turner;

Several Part D administrative agencies and CBO's, including The Resource Group, Bee Busy, our local Ryan White Planning Councils, and our local community advisory boards;

Many advocates and friends who have been spreading the word about this effort far and wide, including Kari Farmer-Coffman, Kevin Mahoney, Aaron Laxton, Venita Ray, Joy Noëlle Cameron, Gloria Sierra, Reachelian Ellison, Stephanie Deyo, Paul Klees, Dena Gray, Theresa Aldape, Beth Ryan, Kassiane Sibley, Sharon Davenport, Darcy Padgett (sorry, we know we are missing several people);

Greg Monk for his caring and watchful eye; in a sense, he is the catalyst for all of this;

The many organizations who have been meeting with public officials and lobbying on a national level.  You are the head; we are proud to be your body! This list includes the AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth; Positive Women's Network US; the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Well Project; the HIV/AIDS Medical Association; the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition; AIDS United; the AIDS Institute; the UCSF Women's HIV Project, the National Black Women's HIV/AIDS Network headed by Barbara Joseph and other fantastic allies; Rise Up to HIV, the Autism Women's Network, the International Maternal Pediatric HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Group community advocates, and others; and it's compassionate, hardworking staff;

Hydeia Broadbent for being kind enough to tweet about our efforts! It is so humbling for such a renowned international HIV activist and humanitarian to take notice of our efforts;

Our supporters who have been following us on FB, Twitter, Google+, Blogspot, and in real life!

And of course 940 wonderful people all over the world (from SIX continents!) who have taken the time to sign and share our petition!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You help us keep going.  Together, we will #SaveRyanWhitePartD!

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