Brushing Away The Tears

Overview

“Brushing Away the Tears” paints a portrait of a life lived with and

taken by AIDS. It is the true story of Christopher Colt’s journey

through HIV/AIDS, and it is told in his own words, through his

journals and letters, and through the journals and letters of his

mother. ...

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Overview

“Brushing Away the Tears” paints a portrait of a life lived with and

taken by AIDS. It is the true story of Christopher Colt’s journey

through HIV/AIDS, and it is told in his own words, through his

journals and letters, and through the journals and letters of his

mother. The entries begin in 1989 when Christopher was diagnosed

with HIV and ends a few months before his death in 1992 at age

39. A budding artist, Christopher details the heartbreaking fear of

knowing that his time is limited and that his life is more than likely

coming to an end. The footnote narrative is provided by

Christopher’s sister, Debbie Wilson, who holds a BA in journalism.

The subject of AIDS has been written about numerous times from a

medical standpoint, but few times from the victim’s view.

“Brushing Away the Tears,” written in these firsthand accounts,

stimulates the curiosity of those who wish to probe the very

personal side of coping with a terminal illness.

Christopher was a radiant star whose spirit lives on through his art

and whose story will inspire others to “live like you are dying.”

This book speaks to the social stigma of AIDS without preaching or

malice and seeks to put a face on AIDS. The face is that of a man

in the prime of his life, someone who is loved by his family and

who has friends and colleagues. His story is tragic, but in the midst

of the narrative of terrible physical pain and tremendous fear, there

is humor in the writing and in the business of everyday living.

The title “Brushing Away the Tears” is derived from Christopher’s

passion as an artist. Every life is painted with the artistic hand of

God, and Christopher’s life was no different. He just lived his life

differently, and sometimes difference is good, especially if that

difference is family and love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935118763
  • Publisher: Bellissima Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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