Robb’s Life Chapter 16 – Family Time Grows More Valuable as AIDS Progresses

Robb enjoys family time in California with two of his brothers, nieces and nephews as time grows more precious.

Robb enjoys family time in California with two of his brothers, nieces and nephews as time grows more precious.

At the end of July, 1995, Robb Dussliere went to Anaheim, California, to visit his brother John and his family. His younger brother John drove down from Palo Alto.

The time remaining in Robb’s life was unknown, but the reality was sinking in that these visits were valuable moments that may not happen again.

He had a video camera with him on the trip and brought back the video for me to use in a story. Robb came to the studio and I sat him in front of my favorite blue background for the interview to describe the trip and what it meant to him.

This feature ran on the 10:00 news on WHBF-TV — August 6, 1995.

Even today, 20 years later, there are homeless HIV and AIDS patients who do not have family support like Robb did. You can help keep Robb’s legacy alive and help them by donating — even just a few dollars — to the DeLaCerda House, Robb’s favorite nonprofit organization. Go to the DeLaCerda House website and click on the “Donate” button on the right side of the page.

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