The (RED) Manifesto
Every Generation is known for something. Let’s be the one that delivers an AIDS free generation.
We all have tremendous power. What we choose to do or even buy, can affect someone’s life on the other side of the world.
Every day, 1,000 Babies are born with HIV. In 2015, that number can get close to ZERO. We can stop the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies.
In the fight to eliminate AIDS, 2015 could be the beginning of the end. It’s the year we could deliver an AIDS Free Generation.
(RED) Can’t accomplish this alone, it will take all of us to get there. Governments, health organizations, companies, and You.
When you do the (RED) thing, a (RED) partner will give up some of it’s profits to fight AIDS.
It’s as simple as that.
BE (RED). Start the end of AIDS now.
Mj’s husband, Danny.
Danny is Mj’s husband. They’ve been together since April 26, 2002. He is the greatest person who ever happened to Mj. The love of her life and her best friend.
On January 3rd, 1979, Danny was born HIV positive and has been Living with AIDS his entire life. He didn’t have a choice in this and Mj’s always felt that he shouldn’t be loved any less for something out of his control. He was not careless, promiscuous, and he didn’t share needles or get a blood transfusion. He was just born.
It’s been a long hard road for the both of them, but they’ve gotten through it together. On July 16th, 2006 he was admitted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center, with PCP Pneumonia. He almost died and it was one of the worst weeks of their lives. However, it woke them both up to the dire importance in Danny taking his ARV’s (Anti-Retro Virals). Danny has exceeded so many expectations and his Infectious Disease doctor, Dr. Veach is an angel and they will always credit her for saving Danny’s life. Today, Danny is healthier than he’s ever been in his life, with great thanks to The AIDS Project of Central Iowa and ADAP. Because of those organizations, Danny was able to get his ARV’s until he had proper insurance.
Mj’s goal as an author is to Raise $25,000 for the (RED) Campaign using a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books.
Because of Danny and all that they’ve been through with the AIDS Virus, not only is this important to them, but it’s very personal. Here in the USA, there are resources for people living with HIV/AIDS. they are so grateful for all they did for Danny and as a result, they both want to pay it forward. The only hope the people in 3rd World Africa have is (RED). They depend on it for their ARV’s so they can survive. Those children and babies did not ask for that life and nor do they deserve it. Mj loves the idea of being a beacon of hope for a people who don’t even know they exist. Recognition matters nothing to Mj, compared to the power of the survival the Africans will have through her and her writing.
Perspective: $25,000 = 50,000 Doses of ARV’s to 3rd World Africa. IMAGINE THE IMPACT!!!
Together we can Make a Difference. Together we can Cause Change. Together we can Fight HIV/AIDS. Together we can WIN.
Jared Leto-Dallas Buyer’s Club
Jared Leto’s performance was absolutely stellar in this and Mj was so captivated by him. Mj’s heart and soul were touched by his character because of her personal experience with AIDS and it reaffirmed for her why she writes. She hopes one day she can thank him for his beautiful contribution to the story.
Jared Leto played a Trans-Gender Female, named Rayon. (Male to Female) Afflicted with AIDS. What made his performance extra special was the fact that Jared is a method actor, living his life as though he was actually Rayon, for the duration of the movie’s taping. He did such a fantastic job, that Mj will always have a special place in her heart for Rayon.
From the very moment Mj met her Prince Avery (A Telltale Destiny), she was always thinking about Jared Leto. He is her Muse for that character. She had to add this section because it’s really special for her as a writer to see her Muse in support of this very Cause, along with the LGBT community.