INTERESTING PEOPLE

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Don Carrel - Author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality

Don Carrel - Author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality

Don Carrel's book 'My Dream to Trample Aids'

Don Carrel and Ed Sutkowski

Don Carrel - Author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality

Don Carrel

Author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality

Episode #1006

 

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Interesting People #1006 - Unedited (This video is the full unedited copy and did not air on WTVP. It’s not Closed Captioned.) Click Here to Play Video

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Don Carrel the author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality.

Original Air Date(s): 11/23/2012


Biographical Information

Don Carrel, Author of 'My Dream to Trample AIDS' the 2012 International Book Award in Health: Sex/Sexuality

Don Carrel graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a bachelor's degree in business management, married his college sweetheart, Karen and became a father of two sons, Christopher and Matthew. Five years after his marriage, he reported to Karen that he was gay and that a divorce was the only solution. Don now resides in Mission, Kansas with his partner Chris and theirs dogs, Ellie and Emma.

Don has been living with AIDS since 1995. He suspects he was infected with HIV in 1981. Thirty years later, less than 2% of people with HIV worldwide have lived long enough to share their stories. While lying in a hospital bed with pneumocystis pneumonia - the most common form of death for someone with AIDS - Don had a riveting dream that would dramatically change his life and possibly the lives of more than 150,000 teenagers. After making a full recovery, Don set out to teach young people what they needed to know about HIV prevention so that they wouldn't wind up in his shoes. His lofty goal: to stomp out AIDS. Sixteen years later, Don has thousands of thank-you letters from teens who have heard his compelling school presentations. Today, Don hopes to reach an even wider audience with his book, My Dream to Trample AIDS.

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