a three-year struggle against AIDS and its social stigmas, David
Kirby could fight no longer. As his father, sister and niece stood
by in anguish, the 32-year-old founder and leader of the Stafford,
Ohio AIDS Foundation felt his life slipping away. David whispered,
"I'm ready," took a last labored breath, then succumbed."
Maira Kalman's statement
had to really punch people in the face