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High 5 for Man Who Helped Secure Funds for People with HIV, AIDS

High 5 for Man Who Helped Secure Funds for People with HIV, AIDS

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(KSL News) The Ryan White Care Act provides financial support for people who are living with HIV and AIDS.

When funding for this act was in jeopardy in Utah, a Utah man stepped up to make sure the funding didn't disappear.

Stuart Merrill helped secure financial support for people with HIV and AIDS who don't have medical insurance. He got a High 5 from our Coco Warner this morning.

Chris Merrill nominated his brother. Chris said of Stuart, "He is amazing. He always helps the persons who can't help themselves."

Stuart said, "I had the medication I needed given to me, and people helped me with an apartment and gave me the tools I needed to get back on my feet. I just wanted to make sure those tools were there for everybody else."

He also credits lawmakers for securing the funding.

As a thank you for his efforts, Stuart Merrill received a KSL gift bag that included gift certificates from Dairy Queen.

You can submit your nominations for a High 5 at the link on this page.

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