With a desire to positively impact the lives of others infected with HIV, Brandy worked with peers to eventually create the nonprofit, Positive Life. Starting in the spring of 2014, Positive Life launched to provide support and resources for those infected with HIV. As a founding member of Positive Life, Brandy helps the organization to provide resources, support, information, events, and other tools that will empower those infected by HIV to live happy, positive lives.
Along with other passionate volunteers, Brandy works to create a better future for HIV positive people. She says, “I love challenging people to think outside the box when it comes to what they think HIV looks like. HIV doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone. When I help remove this stigma, I get to play a part in allowing people with HIV to walk out from under the burden of shame they live with and instead live a positive life full of freedom.”
Working to build a nonprofit from the ground up has been a rewarding way for Brandy to share her family’s story with others, and help those who are frightened, frustrated, or confused by HIV. She says, “I do not want my daughter to grow up in a world that shames her and causes her to hide a part of who she is. That is what motivates me to share our story and educate people about HIV.” To learn more about Positive Life, visit their website.
doTERRA Cares is an initiative through which doTERRA International recognizes and raises awareness for Wellness Advocates who contribute to worthy causes worldwide. doTERRA International is thrilled to share Brandy’s success and service and recognizes her as this week’s doTERRA Cares highlight!