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    These discoveries can be shocking and yet finding out the truth can be so powerful. Thanks for sharing it here and with this supportive community. Good for you for following this up and you do David justice by respecting the real cause of his death. So many of us who lived through the 80s (yes, even me!) remember the eerie deaths of friends and family back then, with the weird causes of death offered.  I still remember being told about "a strange kind of leukemia" striking a couple of people I knew back in '82 or '83.

    Also nice to be reminded of the quilt that was such a powerful symbol back when it was small (!) enough to display all at once. Its growth in size is doubly sad for what that growth represents and that it has stopped being put on display in its massive entirety.

    Thank you for sharing this with us. May David rest in peace.

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