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AIDS Resource Council volunteer battles AIDS by getting involved; Tant copes with HIV by servicing others in part through the AIDS Resource Council.
By Noelle Brooks
Diagnosed with HIV in 1988, Rome resident Frank Tant has found solace in volunteerism and in dedicating his life to HIV education and prevention. In this way, Tant has become one of the AIDS virus’s biggest combatants.
“I don’t want anyone else to have to sit down with their parents and tell them that they have a disease that will probably kill them before their parents die,” Tant said, who had a similar conversation with his own parents.
After more than a half-century of service, Cahill continues to give to the community
Jeanne Cahill’s husband, Al Cahill, has a saying. “If you cast your bread upon the water, it will return to you with honey.” There is perhaps no proverb more emblematic of his wife’s life of selflessness and service.
Born Norma Jeanne Taylor in Alma, Ga. in 1932, Jeanne Cahill spent most of her childhood during the Great Depression working on a dairy farm. Cahill said her parents first introduced her to the idea of volunteer work.
"My mother and father always told me to leave the world a better place than when I found it,” Cahill said. “And that’s something I’ve always tried to live by.”