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Serenity and Peace

hello friends The recent events in Orlando and throughout the country have made it clear we have a lot of things to work on. I continue to push for the acceptance of sexual orientation. It is clear that this young man faced a lot of conflict.As we listen more to his father and how he felt about his religion is very clear we have to do more to stop those of religious organizations who are demonizing men and women based on their sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is no more a choice than the color of the skin. This is being shown more as we map the genome of the body. I feel confident it will show up on the X and Y chromosomes and that we will find that these changes on these chromosomes will explain the differences between those who choose the opposite sex and those who choose the same sex. I’ve grown even stronger in my belief that we have to teach the Golden rule to our society. Treat others the way you want to be treated yourself. We must continue to stand up and speak out against those who demonize homosexuals. The result of such actions were shown to us in Orlando this last weekend. This was […] readmore

by : robert wallace

16 June 16

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The Insurance Hassles and Life

Hello Friends, There are 2 people in the hospital this weekend that have been very important to me. The 1st is a man who’s been denied treatment of his hepatitis C because of the positive drug test.The sad part of this is that he is spiraling into liver failure and kidney failure. I have tried repeatedly to get him the medication, however they are demanding that he have 6 months of drug counseling before they provide the medication. I even went to the media, ABC Action News with Carson Chambers. He was also referred to one of the best gastroenterologist in this town, Dr. Glamour. His staff has also been trying to get the medication for him. This is a sad example of how the people in the position to make decisions have no concept of the Golden Rule. The company refused to pay for the medication because it would cost $93,000 for a 12 week treatment, however he may need 24 weeks treatment. Now, the insurance company is going to have to pay for a five-day hospital stay, which I’m sure is much higher than the cost of the drug that could kept him out of the hospital in the 1st place. The insurance company is Wellcare. My opinion […] readmore

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25 April 16

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The World is spinning too fast

Hello friends, The world seems to be spinning faster every day. As I watch people on their cell phones, and other devices, I wonder how many of them have tripped, run into other people, or actually hurt other people because are not paying attention to what’s in front of their body rather than what they have on their phone. I watch as people drive by and sometimes I start counting how many people are talking on the phone as a drive to the office. It is frightening. There is a lot of great news for us at Love the Golden Rule Inc. we have our new doors in, not only are we now able to see out, but people are able to see in before they walk into her beautiful clinic. With the steady income growing, and donations increasing over the last 3 months, it is possible to add more staff. I hope to reach my dream of having 4 projects within Love the Golden Rule Inc. by the end of the year. First, we are ready to renovate the apartments upstairs. We’ve completed negotiations, we have the plans approved, we have the financing in place, and are excited about getting these apartments up and ready. These apartments will be […] readmore

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4 April 16

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Thanks for the Graffiti

Hello friends and followers We knew it would happen someday. After hiring artist to do graffiti on our walls someone decided to add their own piece of artwork. It’s actually not bad and it’s in step with our theme and the fact that we will treat anyone as they come into our door, no matter who they are or what they look like. What I’m asking is, that the person who did this to come forward and perhaps help us finish the project that was never completed. We have more we want to do on the building and if you’re this talented and willing to work for free we would love to have you come and finish the project on the remaining walls of the building. Please feel free to stop by the office and let us know when you will be available. Things are much brighter and the clinic now that we have our new glass doors. We do have a roll down door outside to give us protection at night time and that makes us all feel good. It is nice to be able to see outside as to what’s going on but more importantly, we’ve had more people stopping in to ask us what we do here […] readmore

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16 February 16

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Where Did January Go?

Hello friends and supporters Things just get more exciting at Love the Golden Rule Inc. every day. We have our new front doors in, not can we see out, but people passing by are now coming in asking us they can be seen as patients. We continue to see 4 – 6 new patients daily. We continue to get more insurance coverage, and we are now able to see anyone who has United Healthcare, Humana, Medicare, Medicaid, Simply Health, Stay well. Friends are telling friends to come and see us. This may says all really happy. For compassionate, competent care for HIV, Hepatitis C, Obesity and any of your Primary Health concerns, give us a call at 727 – 826 – 0700. Carol, Bruce, Gordon, and Donna her newest addition are waiting to serve you. We also have 2 new volunteers, LJ, and Wally. Wally is helping me check patients in now and things are going much faster now and truly grateful to have all these people here as part of our team. I continue to be very concerned about the increasing rate of new HIV and Hepatitis C cases here in our area. I’m also concerned about the development of resistance Because of the Inappropriate Use of Prep. I’m […] readmore

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5 February 16

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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Hello family and friends, We received our 2nd award for the Martin Luther King Day of Service. With that funding we held our second annual Health Fair, “A Healthier You”. With wonderful help from the Pinellas County Health Department, we were able to provide testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. Humana and Simply Clear provided information to choose health care benefits. Hepatitis Main provided information and support for those living with Hepatitis C. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy provided free blood pressure readings. And of course, I was there offering free health consultations to any one in need. The weather could not have been more perfect. I want to thank L J Sosa and Rich Schanno for the many hours they spent helping us plan the event, and making it a success. The volunteers from the Hotchkiss Group were truly helpful and gave great energy to the day. Last year, we held the health fair on the day of the parade, and thought maybe trying in on the Saturday would be better attended. Although we had a very successful day, we decided that next year, if we indeed are awarded another award, we will do it on the day of the parade. The good news is that we are having 2 events […] readmore

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18 January 16

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Happy New Year, Its going to be a Great One

Happy New Year, We at Love the Golden Rule are excited about taking on another NewYyear. This past year went by so fast but was full of a lot of exciting accomplishments for us. We received a Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service Award last year and were able to host the health fair on the day of the parade. We were also nominated for a Diamond Award from the Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Although we didn’t win last year we are even more excited to say Thank You to the organization for nominating us again this year for Non-profit of the Year. The event will be held on January 16, 2016 we look forward to a beautiful evening sharing time, experiences and knowledge with others in this incredible community we have around us. We also received our 2nd Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service Award this year. This allows us to have yet another health fair in a parking lot, and is scheduled on January 16, 2016. Please join us on Saturday, January 16, where we will be promoting” A Healthier You”. This will include free scales to help people maintain their weight and monitor progress. Free blood pressure cuffs to help monitor […] readmore

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4 January 16

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It’s not a coincidence

I hope you had a great day today I’ve three stories I want to share with you today is Love the Golden Rule Inc. continues to grow and get bigger every week. First, had a young woman I’ve been following for a while. We were able to get her on therapy for hepatitis C. She had been living with her family and was very concerned about her sexual orientation. She was concerned about how they would treat her and also how they would treat her a new she had hepatitis C. After starting on treatment I saw her three times. The second time she looked a little brighter. The third time, she came in with this great smile and I could to see more energy. She actually brought her girlfriend with her, and said they were making more of an effort to be public and have her family accept that they were a couple. She also told me that having hepatitis C for so long, she didn’t realize she was so tired. She was walking in the park as she’d been walking every day, and decided to run. She had been a runner for many years. She said as she started to run she felt the freedom from so many […] readmore

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25 November 15

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It’s Time to Talk More

Hello Friends Love the Golden Rule Inc. continues to thrive and grow. We’re seeing again six new patients a day nearly every day. Although this makes me very happy I’m also very sad and troubled by what’s happening in a world and more importantly what’s happening here in our own country. With the recent events at Oklahoma State in the shootings around this country I have to ask myself what’s going on in our country. Having given out nearly 4000 wristbands I’ve learned one thing. The problem in our country about the golden rule has started with the parents who are raising our current children. Most of them have no concept of the golden rule, as it can be taught in school. So I ask all of you to revisit this thought. Why not treat others the way you want to be treated yourself as a new interpretation of the golden rule, as it already is. I find that talking to people about this concept raises awareness, and by passing out wristbands I feel really good every time I do it, that someone has heard the message and I pray that they will pass it on to someone else. We can get any better if we don’t all learn to […] readmore

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27 October 15

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October 11th, 2015

This has been a great week for Love the Golden Rule Inc. The 26th year of the TIGLFF Film Festival took place this week. There were 87 films at multiple venues in Tampa Bay. We were able to promote Love the Golden Rule at many of the movies. I am out there, looking for new patients, especially those with HIV. Sonny Hotchkiss of the Hotchkiss Realty Group helped me by allowing me to tag along with his table at the venues before the films started.He is not only a great Realtor, but a great person to know. He truly practices the Golden Rule and I thank him for his help. The AIDS Smart Ride will take place in November of this year. One of the teams riding this year will be supporting Love the Golden Rule by donating to us from what is raised. Tonight, they put on a fantastic show at the Metro Wellness Center here is St Pete. The Tampa Tbac team is riding and some of the members are donating what they raise to Love the Golden Rule. I am so grateful. Thank you so much. The clinic is now open to anyone, and we see patients for a donation. It is important to give us something, […] readmore

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12 October 15

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