John was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS after discovering he had Kaposi sarcoma a cancer related to AIDS. At the time very little was known about the disease and no tests or treatment for HIV had yet been developed. As this diagnosis was considered a death sentence doctors gave him one year to live. Convinced this would be his fate, at the age of thirty-four, he prepared to die. That was until he decided to face death head-on and he began to fight. He fought and won and today, thirty years later, he lives a good life, one of quality. He wanted to write his memoir as a way to inspire others who might also be faced with a life-threatening illness to fight their disease by becoming proactive in their healing process. Above all: He would like to offer hope.