My name is Louis, I go by Kengi after my Pops. I am HIV positive and have been since April 3, 2008. HIV has been a complete nightmare for me. Not because I am sick, but because I have no idea where I am with this disease.
Itâ??s been over 7 months since Iâ??ve been able to get in to see a doctor at the clinic where I go. I am on the waiting list at 7 other places as well. I have no current medical insurance and I just come out of 22 months of homelessness from battling cancer for the 5th time and sickle cell which has been an ongoing battle.
This year I am riding in the 2009 AIDS/Life Cycle 8 to raise fund to find a cure for the disease but mainly because I know first hand what it is like to fight this disease with no medical support for any community, gay or straight. I also know 7 people who have died fighting this disease while battling homelessness with no medical care or treatment.
I am riding to raise my voice in protest of unfair treatment in housing and medical services as well as to raise much needed funds to fight this disease that faces our entire world.
I have a personal goal to raise $10,000.00 fir HIV and AIDS research and I am know I can surpass this goal if all of you get behind me and donate toward my ride and ask you family and friends to do the same. PLEASE help me reach this goal. PLEASE DONATE TODAY. I have raised $331.00 of my $10,000.00 goal. PLEASE DONATE TODAY
Please help me raise awareness and raise much needed funds by supporting me as a cyclist in the 2009 AIDS/Life Cycle 8 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Please log on to www.tofighthiv.org/goto/projectkengikat and click on the orange box that says â??donate to support Louisâ??
Thanks very much for you love and support.
P.S. Here is one of my training videos for the ride