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Personal Stories

Jason's Story: A Survivor

My name is Jason Dooley. I live as a musician in Seattle, WA. I am a survivor of sexual abuse. I am a recovering addict. I am HIV-positive.

Tranisha's Story: Leader in Training

23 years ago, my mother and father were living together in Seattle and about to have a baby girl. My future wasn’t the brightest; unfortunately things turned downhill quickly when they both started relying on alcohol and drugs.

Mike's Story: My Personal Growth

I never really considered myself to be sexually ‘high risk’. Throughout undergrad I was engaged in the LGBTQ nonprofit world pretty consistently.

Eli and Duke: Rockstar Delivery Drivers

Rachel Voelke, Assistant Manager of Distribution at Lifelong’s Chicken Soup Brigade program, took a few minutes to talk with two of Lifelong’s Delivery Drivers, Eli and Duke.

KB's Story: The Height of the Crisis

In 1984 KB was 34 years old and living in his hometown of Missoula, Montana.  Having battled alcoholism for years, he enrolled in a 12-step program and was on the path towards sobriety and a clean bill of health.  It was then that he had started l

Geoffrey's Story: From Client to Volunteer

In the late 1990s, Geoffrey struggled with psoriasis, which was brought on by a minor finger injury. In the summer of 2000, the condition suddenly became severe, having been complicated by a staph infection.

CJ Jackson: Walking for the HIV/AIDS Community

CJ Jackson is a passionate supporter of HIV/AIDS causes. This year marks the third year she will be participating in the Seattle AIDS Walk.

Mary Beth Simiele: A "life long" volunteer

A true “life long” volunteer, Mary Beth Simiele’s devotion to her client continued – even when the program didn’t.