“Papaw, can I teach you Chinese?”

There were times when Jerry Permenter thought he couldn’t go on.

As the director of the East Texas AIDS Project in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he watched hundreds of clients die. Often, they’d been abandoned by their families and communities, and he was their last tie to the world.

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“Do anything to stop this”

Thanks to everyone who read and commented on my in-depth story about a grandmother in Houston, Stephanie Johnson, who lost her daughter to domestic violence and is now fighting for the right to see her grandson. Here’s one comment I think everyone should see.