Hilary Elliott lives in Calgary, Alberta. Now retired from a career in post-secondary education, she is on the Leadership Team of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), is a member of its Education Working Group and a member of the Calgary Advograms. Her two grandchildren are her inspiration for this work. One of her most memorable times was travelling to Kenya and Uganda in January 2011 doing volunteer work with GIVE International.
The AIDS pandemic has created gaps in the lives of grandmothers and grandchildren that will never be closed. In addition to the horrific loss of life which can never be reversed, the pandemic has destroyed traditional family structures for a whole generation in sub-Saharan Africa.
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