We Walk for Jeff
We walk for Jeff. Jeff Palladino, also known as Quique, lived from 1954 to 1992. He was a casualty of the early days of HIV. We walk for Jeff, brother, son, uncle. His focus was on music, languages and the underdogs of this world. He loved house pets. We walk for Jeff, comedian, prankster and deep thinker. He loved to do his research on most any topic. Oh how he would have loved the Internet. We miss you Jeff. And, we thank you for the inspiring contribution you made to our lives. God bless you. We walk for Jeff…
- Dave Pauldine, brother of Jeff
The AIDS Crisis in America is horrific and hard to think about. It stole, and is still stealing, too many lives, especially from our LGBT family. One of those stolen was my Uncle Jeff. AIDS took him in 1992, the year before I was born, so I was never able to meet him. Even so, I think about him often--about all the stories my family has shared of his unique and mischevieous brand of humor, of his gentleness and love for animals, of his genius (he spoke 4 languages!), and of his care and consideration for people who are marginalized and abandoned in our world. Although I never got to meet him, I try to live by his example. This Sunday, my Dad and I are participating in AIDS Walk Chicago. We're dedicating our walk to his brother Quique, my Uncle Jeff, and to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
-Angela Pauldine, neice of Jeff
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