New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeltung. New Braunfels. Texas
‘Dying’ tale of emotion, AIDS virus
NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a minority among AIDS sufferers, but the Lifetime Cablevision Network special about them, “Dying for Love,” is a story of human emotions that know no limitations of sex and age.
Eight-year-old Chris’ mother has AIDS. “Ma,” he says, sitting on the side of her bed. “I wish I was in your stomach again.”
“Why?” she asks.
“So I could knock all those virus out of your stomach. Bang! Bang!” Chris says, punching the air with his little fists.
The one-hour special premieres Thursday on Lifetime, available on many cable systems. There are additional playdates through mid-November.
“Dying for Love” is further evidence that in the midst of the tragedy of AIDS, the disease is at least inspiring filmmakers to find new ways of portraying the human capacity for love, depth and understanding.
The executive producer of “Dying for Love” is Dave Bell, whose credits include the acclaimed CBS movie about Alzheimer’s disease, “Do You Remember Love?” Shari Cookson produced and directed the documentary. Melissa Jo Peltier coproduced and wrote it.
The documentary is composed of four vignettes about three women with AIDS and another exposed to the disease It doesn't dwell on the social injustices against the women. These are simply mentioned alongside the tales of courage and compassion The subtlety makes for an especially pointed statement Laurie is a bright, pretty, spunky woman who lives in a small western Pennsylvania town Family members moved back from their new home in Maryland to help after her husband, a hemophiliac, contracted AIDS in a blood transfusion Laurie has been diagnosed with ARC. or AIDS-related complex, an illness that sometimes progresses to full-blown AIDS At the time of the filming, she showed no symptoms The most plaintive moments in the documentary are when children talk about the disease Nicole. Laurie's 6-year-old daughter by a previous marriage, explains matter of-factly what happened to her stepfather “How my daddy got the AIDS virus, he needed some blood and they didn t know it was the AIDS virus blood, and they gave it to him ”
Laurie lost both Patrick and their infant son. Dwight, to the disease Her family was shunned by the community Her mother recalls moving back just in time for Halloween tnck-or-lreaters: “I had all the lights on and I was standing by
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Terah, a poor, young, black mother of three who lives in Maryland, had no family to turn to She found a home with Carlene through Project Home, an AIDS outreach organization Terah has AIDS, and her 21 j-vear-old son has ARC
Carlene, a middle class white woman, says she and Terah talk often about their peculiar cir cumstances, how different they are. yet how close they have become
Carlene gets tearful when she talks about facing Torah s death and perhaps that of Torah s young son Nevertheless, she savs the\ are
a gift “I am receiving back a much greater capacity to love in the human experience, and that s very important to me ”
Kathleen, an Arizona woman whose bisexual husband died ot AIDS, was aware back in IWW that they were at risk She says doctors dismissed her fears because she was female and her husband seem ed healthy Her husband left to die alone, overcome by guilt because he had given her AIDS Kathleen’s church refused to hold a memorial service for him She found solace in another congregation with a large homosexual membership The disease. Kathleen says. makes me appreciate that I loved
him. though, because I loved him with my very life ”
Now she s w orried that her IA year old daughter w ill be left all alone The daughter has been forced to grow up fast She had to sign for her stepfather s ashes, and she received telephoned death threats after her mother appeared on a local television show Elizabeth Ramos, the Boston woman whose Min wants to punch out tin* virus contracted AIDS from a boy friend who was an intravenous drug abuser Though she suffers from bouts of pneumonia that AIDS has allowed into her system she speaks to civic groups and counsels teen agers on abstinence and use of condoms
Abby Thinks She ll Never See A Poem So Many Claim By Me'
By Stella Wilder
Born today you are almost alw av ^ on the go. since you fortunately have what seems to be an endless supply of nervous and physical energy You crave constant involvement in affairs of all kinds, and you are able to get things done in record time regardless of what is usually a remarkably hectic schedule You may not be an expert at organization however and you would be wise to surround yourself with those who are able to tell you when the time is right to do something You are always on the lookout for new goats
You are quite magnetic and your vitality and enthusiasm is contagious You may indeed win the reputation of one who is able to "do the impossible for those working with you will follow you anywhere and give anything a try Sou are deep down a lover of home and family
Alto born on thi* date are Jamea Cook, tailor and explorer. Theodore Rooeevelt. U S preeident
To see what is in store for vou to morrow find your birthday and redd the corresponding paragraph Le'
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WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 28
SCORPIO (Ort 23 Sox 21) You may find yourself with a good deal more time on your hand- than you had expected today Tse it wisely with an eve on vour goals
SAGITTARIUS(Sox 22Dec 21) What you desire is yours today though it may take you some time to recognize it for what it truly is Adopt new perspective
CAPRICORN <l>et 22-Jan 19) Intimate relationship receive- a boost begins to grow even stronger lodav I ncertainty fades confidence is on the increase
Aul ARII S (Jan 20 Keb IM) -Your work is subject to examination today Have no fear however -- vou are impressive bold original All seem to approve
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ARIF.S (March 21 April 191 You seem to be in tune with more than mere facts and events today This is a •perfect time to plan for the near and distant future
TAI RI S (April 20-May 20) Na ture and the environment seem to have a strong influence over your
train of thought You may wish to ex plore new option-
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