Weighing 96 pounds and unable to walk, Kim had been told by her doctor in New Jersey that she had less than a month to live.  Her only request was to come home to Birmingham, Alabama to see her mother before she died.  When Kim arrived in Birmingham she was on 32 medications, and was experiencing complete kidney failure.  She began treatment at the UAB 1917 Clnic and gradually her health began to improve.  Within a year Kim had improved dramatically and was ready to move out of her mother’s house.  She was referred to AIDS Alabama, where staff members worked to move her into an apartment at the AGAPE House program and provide furnishings for her.  Thanks to the AIDS Alabama transportation department, Kim was able to get where she needed to go, including her medical and social service appointments, as well as the grocery store and pharmacy.  The next Thanksgiving, weighing 170 pounds, Kim returned to New Jersey to visit her family, where her daughter almost didn’t recognizer her when she picked her up from the train station.