In 2003, Mark Scheflen, the author of this book, designed and conducted a workshop in Nairobi for HIV and AIDS participants with full-blown AIDS. Fortunately, one of the participants was a teenager named Ruth who was very interested in telling her story. Over 14 years, Scheflen continued to follow Ruth, visiting her at her home and workplace. On visits Scheflen noticed remarkable and positive changes in Ruth’s struggle to create a new life and to develop a career with love and devotion toward helping victims of the scourge. Despite hardship and stigma, Ruth continued to share her stories in clinics and communities of rural and urban Kenya. In addition, Ruth started a successful family with two children currently attending school. Scheflen maintains an ongoing relationship with Ruth and her family and this book is a tribute to Ruth’s triumph to a meaningful life and service.