May 07, 2016 at 07:24 PM

Allison

By Sarah House

Alison moved into Sarah House looking for safety. A transsexual person, HIV+, she had struggled for years to come to terms with her complicated biology. She had also endured daily disdain and unkindness from people who met her.

Alison’s plight was very heart wrenching. Returning from being married under the new San Francisco law including gays, lesbians and transsexual. Her husband was killed by a drunken driver. She sustained multiple injuries including eight broken ribs.

Grieving and ill, not only from the AIDS virus but the effects of the accident, Alison moved to Sarah House until her physical and emotional health stabilized. All the residents and staff immediately embraced her. Indeed, it was gratifying to overhear her first night’s call to her mother. “Don’t worry about me, Mom. I was really scared when I got here, but these are the nicest people I have ever met, I’m going to be alright.”

Posted in Resident Stories.

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I have learned that the meaning of extraordinary kindness at Sarah House is something that we should all incorporate into our lives, in all our interactions with others. I saw the unconditional love and acceptance open the heart of my brother in his last days and touch the hearts and minds of all his friends who witnessed the many acts of love he received. Thank you for giving my brother so much, as he had so little.