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A place like home

Joanne Sankeralli stands in the Mercy House garden. Photo: Lara Pickford-Gordon

World AIDS Day, December 1 is aimed at uniting people in the fight against HIV, showing support for people living with HIV, and commemorating those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. UNAIDS theme for this years campaign was My Health, My Right.

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

Mercy House hospice, run by the Living Water Community (LWC) began operations April 2006 offering care to persons with HIV. Current Administrator Joanne Sankeralli said it is the only “home away from home” providing care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. As such, it strives to avoid the clinical hospital feel.

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