With eloquence and heartfelt sincerity, HALCO Board Member Robert Watkin presented our 2011 Kreppner Awards to Pauline Murphy and Dr. David Wong at our Annual General Meeting on September 8, 2011.
The awards honour the late James Kreppner by recognizing unparalleled achievement in advocating on behalf of or bettering the lives of people living with HIV or co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C. James was an original member of the Board of Directors of HALCO and continued serving until his death. For more about James, please see our HALCO news Fall 2009 newsletter.
Pauline Murphy is a nurse who has been providing extraordinarily compassionate care and advocacy for people living with HIV or co-infection by going the extra mile for many years. She received our “unsung hero” award.
Dr. David Wong is a hepatologist whose dedication to providing and improving care and treatment for people living with HIV or people co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C is exemplary. He received our award for outstanding accomplishment in the public domain.
Everyone was moved by the presentation, but especially by the presence of James’ long-time partner Antonia Swann, who received an inaugural Kreppner Award in 2010.