... why Miss Ginger does what she "does"....
This photo she welched from David Dust's post (that he "retwitted" from Joe.My.God) serves as a grim reminder that, although HIV can be "controlled": really??? Is a $5,763.08 prescription "controlled"? For the math challenged out there, that's $192 A DAY!!!
When Miss G and her friends put on our wigs and heels and host one of our little shows, we are all "high-fiving" each other if we make $1,000! That kinda dough means a girl put a lot of work into publicity, attracted some big spenders, and called in a few favors, of some type or another (feel free to use your imagination here!)
That's enough cash to keep an HIV patient alive for (cue the tympani) FIVE DAYS!!! Less than a week! And, that's assuming the person is healthy enough and young enough to work, and pay the rest of the "normal" life expenses that all of us face! The next time you think "I really need to kick this $5.00 a day Starbucks habit" or "Jeebus! $59 a month is a lot for cable television!), put that number into perspective!!
So, if Miss G spends a month sewing a new gown, and publicizes to her fans that she's going to wear a new creation so they'd better come see it for the first time (not like their not going to get to see it a million more times) and her really generous fans come and get drunk and tip and tip and tip and tip and she raises $1,000 bucks, she can keep an HIV patient alive for FIVE DAYS!!! Wow, that's a lot of work!
But, it is work that is needed, and necessary, and good. Real good! And it feels good, too! If you've not tried it, you should... you really should!
Okay, maybe not the wigs an heels part (after about 30 minutes, those don't feel so good!) But the doing part. And the helping part. And the loving part. Those parts feel real, real, good! So try it! And give Miss G a shout if you need help getting started!! The more of that give, and work, and support the cause, the more people we can keep healthy!