Justin was a precocious young man who often found himself either hurt or angered over the inequities and prejudices that so many of his fellow humans suffered. He had a truly kind compassionate heart.
HIV negative and never having contact with any individuals that were either HIV+ or had AIDS, Justin viewed the televised biography on the life of the late poet and AIDS activist Paul Monette and it had a moving and very profound effect on him. The movie was an awakening and after viewing it he seemed to truly empathize with the pandemics victims.
In a conversation I had with Justin right after viewing the Monette biography his words were "I had never really given that much thought to AIDS other than how not to get it until watching that program. It gives a little glimpse of what it's like for the victims."
Moments after viewing "Paul Monette: Brink of Summer's End" before the tears on his 14 year old cheeks had a chance to dry he was inspired to write a poem which he dedicated to Paul Monette titled "INSPIRED".
Rest in Peace My Young Friend ........Your time was short but you did an excellent job while here.
"We'll miss you Justy"
Many of Justin's on-line friends have eulogized him, left their thoughts or expressed their heartache over his departure at: A SONG FOR JUSTIN
The following page was created by Justin and includes his poem "Inspired" dedicated to Paul Monette.