From Darkness to Light
An Interfaith Service of Hope and Commitment
July 21 at 7 PM
Washington National Cathedral
Wisconsin Avenue NW at Massachusetts
This interfaith service of worship calls upon us to remember those we have
lost and those who continue in the struggle to live with dignity and worth in
the face of HIV/AIDS. Throughout the service faith leaders and faithful persons
from around the world will give witness to their faith which has supported them in
their journeys while we consider who we are and whose we in the midst of this pandemic.
The Quilt will be on display. Purchase passes.
Meet Author John Montandon
July 24 at 4:00 PM
The Quilt 2012 Store
1030 17th Street, NW Washington, DC
Free to attend; book $14.95 in paperback
Join The Quilt as we host author John Montandon
with his award winning book, By His Own Blood, winner – International Book Award
for best Non-Fiction Narrative. The story of his father’s death following a transfusion
of blood tainted with HIV, is a moving portrait of discovery, reconciliation and hope.
By His Own Blood is now available for purchase at The Quilt 2012 Store.
“By His Own Blood is the true story of the tragic death of my father,
“Doc” Montandon, by tainted HIV blood and a search for answers that
revealed to me the meaning of forgiveness and redemption.
Doc was a man of great character and the best man I have ever
known. In 1985, he was subjected to unnecessary exploratory
surgery and was transfused with bad blood. To make matters
worse, the incident was covered up and the gentle Texas farmer
was not apprised of his condition. After he began suffering from
the symptoms of AIDS, my father was refused help from the same community
hospital where this terrible act was perpetrated. ”
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