Survivor: One Man's Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C

Survivor One Man s Battle with HIV Hemophilia and Hepatitis C On January teenager Vaughn Ripley receives what seems to be a death sentence A lifelong hemophiliac he has been infused with tainted blood and is found to be HIV In this memoir Ripley not o
  • Title: Survivor: One Man's Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C
  • Author: Vaughn Ripley
  • ISBN: 9781450260305
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Survivor: One Man's Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C
    On January 3, 1987, teenager Vaughn Ripley receives what seems to be a death sentence A lifelong hemophiliac, he has been infused with tainted blood and is found to be HIV In this memoir, Ripley not only recounts his life living with severe physical ailments, but also details his fight to live Survivor follows him as he receives his fateful news and examines how thisOn January 3, 1987, teenager Vaughn Ripley receives what seems to be a death sentence A lifelong hemophiliac, he has been infused with tainted blood and is found to be HIV In this memoir, Ripley not only recounts his life living with severe physical ailments, but also details his fight to live Survivor follows him as he receives his fateful news and examines how this single piece of information pushes the innocent boy headlong into a hard life of drugs and alcohol After several years and many near death incidents, he finally overcomes the drug addiction and tries to create some semblance of life out of the resulting carnage He describes how he turned his life around to become a professional database administrator, how hemophilia contributed to his tendency toward being an adrenaline junkie, and how medical advances allowed Ripley and his wife to become parents His story is one of courage and tenacity, as he demonstrates the will to face the world head on and overcome the physical ailments in order to lead an active, productive, and positive life.
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  • Vaughn Ripley

    Vaughn Ripley has been writing all of his life Born in Washington D.C in 1967, and raised in the D.C metropolitan area, he is a professional database administrator Born a hemophiliac he has wrestled with Hepatitis C, which he recently beat after enduring a yearlong battle with medicine He has also fought and continues to fight for than twenty six years in a battle with HIV and AIDS Vaughn is one of the longest living HIV people on the planet He and his wife went through many hardships and tribulations to finally have two children via in vitro fertilization Vaughn has spent time racing motorcycles on the street and track He excelled at rock climbing for than seven years and attempted to climb Mount Rainier He ran in and completed the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon, raising than 3,500 for AIDS care giving and research He is a certified personal trainer and adamantly works out to stay healthy, fit and trim Along with his adrenaline and fitness related hobbies, Vaughn is also an avid guitarist with a thirst for musical theory In his spare time Vaughn enjoys writing, playing the guitar, weight lifting, mountain biking, four wheeling, and dabbling in poker He lives with his wife Kristine, their daughter, Trinity and their son, Xander, in Maryland.

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  • I just finished Survivor One Man s Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C and my first thought after reading the last page was that you should never judge a book by its title.Vaughn graciously sent me a free copy of his memoir to read I put it in my to be read pile back in February of this year and then anxiously watched as it got closer to the top of my pile Since I deal with my own blood disorder I m the opposite of hemophilic my blood clots too much and I ve lost a dear friend and mento [...]


  • Vaughn is an inspiration I was fortunate enough to go to school with the Ripley brothers I knew Vaughn was a hemophiliac and I knew he had AIDS I know that made school tougher for him during the 80 s but it never mattered to me Being disabled by Cerebral Palsy myself I know what its like to stick out because you are different That being said Vaughn carried a much bigger burden and he did it with style, grace, humility and I cannot leave out just plain GUTS.Bravo man You ROCKED than any of us kn [...]


  • I was totally torn on what to rate this book Vaughn Ripley has lived an amazing life and shared it openly and honestly The book was a fascinating and inspiring read that showed the best and worst of the man With a stronger editor to help him craft his memoir, this book should have been rated 4 5 stars Yes, I am stingy with my five stars.


  • My review In Survivor One Man s Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C, Vaughn Ripley expounds on the challenges he has faced as he has negotiated life on less than optimal terms This book not only details the manner in which Vaughn and his loved ones have handled his dangerous condition of hemophilia, but also offers the reader a glance into the psychology of his dealing with diagnoses of HIV and hepatitis C, both contracted through the transfusions meant to save him.There have been dark [...]


  • I live in the same town as Mr Ripley, but I can t say we have met but odds are he s passed me on his bike while I ve been out walking at some time This is a intense autobiography of someone who adapts when they have to but never gives up I m glad to have read this book I ve thought a lot on it in small ways since then.It s well worth the read.



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