Gerry Batte Russell Taking Action!





Gerry Batte Russell



Taking Action…!




“I became “friends” with Todd R. Hewitt on Facebook and after reading brief reviews at A Celebration of about a book he had written and chatting back and forth with him,

 I ordered his book “Courtney’s Story.”

I loved all the family photos in the book, because it put faces with the story. “Courtney’s Story”, really broke my heart! She was a vivacious young single mother of four beautiful children ages 7, 8, 11 and 12.; she had reached a point of real hope in her life; and, she had no idea what was ahead for her when she was diagnosed with PML. She died quickly after learning her fate and much before she should have.

This heart wrenching true story is a must read, for anyone with children.

As parents we never expect to lose our children while we are living. This tragedy and loss of his daughter, has resulted in Todd becoming the parent for his grandchildren and a full-time crusader to bring awareness in hopes of a future cure for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML).. not just associated with HIV, but certain forms of Cancer, MS and organ transplant recipients!

 The beauty of “Courtney’s Story”,


is in her father’s love and the hope is in finding a cure!




A Celebration of Women


sends our blessings and love to Gerry Batte Russell. 



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