The Cory Family
Richard Cory was one of the original members of CAM (Computerized AIDS Ministries). When he joined the online community in 1993, both his wife and boy had been diagnosed as HIV+.
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In 1986 my wife, Catherine, gave birth to a baby boy. His name is Alexander. The birth was not without complications, because Cathie received a massive blood transfusion. Almost two years later, Cathie donated blood to the American Red Cross.
As I passed by my son Alex's bedroom on the way to bed myself, I heard him crying. I opened the door and found him sitting in his room sobbing uncontrollably. I invited Alex to lay down beside me in my bed and put my arms around him to comfort him.
When Richard Cory's son, Alex, was seven years old, he asked his father if he had AIDS.
Last year, I wrote "Life with Alex" for World AIDS Day. When our son Alex was born in 1986, naturally we knew that having our first child would ultimately lead to changes...
When he found himself unable to sleep after his wife's death on Nov. 19, Richard Cory sat down at his computer and typed an e-mail message to a friend.
Four years ago, Richard Cory, a United Methodist from Chesapeake, Va., was struggling to deal with the death of his wife as well as his son's future.