Date of death: 11-11-1994
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was a Cuban-American HIV-positive AIDS educator who became famous for his activism, testimony before Congress, and his appearance on Real World. U.S. President Clinton credited ...
was a Cuban-American HIV-positive AIDS educator who became famous for his activism, testimony before Congress, and his appearance on Real World. U.S. President Clinton credited Zamora with personalizing and humanizing those with the disease.
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My name is Sinead. I was 16 years old when I first saw MTV the Real World, I am now 34. My sister was 15. I just want to say how far Pedro's message spread and how much he touched our lives. 18 years later, I never forgot just how brave, fearless, kind warm and selfless he really was. Both me and my sister learned so much from you Pedro not just about AIDS and how a person is living with any illness and not dying. As a result of your education, we both have raised money for AIDS foundations. You were an inspiration to be then and still are to this day. I will never forget you x
Hope you are resting in peace Pedro - you are always here with us.
I read an article today about your Puck going to prison - it is funny how life works.
I travel alot up & down the Northern part of Interstate 5. Every single time I pass the tiny little town of Zamora....I think of him and the show. Interesting how things stick with you for so long. <3
I work for Christopher House of Hope (CHOH) in West Palm Beach Florida. I watched the original show on MTV and I remember keeping track of it and it was a very positive attitude being that I was the same age and a gay male. A good friend of mine brought me home a dvd of Pedro and I cant thank you enough. We work with alot of people that are in need but that movie opened up my heart to people that we need to help. We are a non profit organization with a big heart that helps those in need, whether it be homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction or those needing a "hand up", we are here for them. I am hoping for the future, so I would like to say thank you and I am hoping that with the facility that we have that we can open it up to the Gay and Lesbian community.
Sincerely yours, Patrick V. Rush
Thank you for all what you did and your legacy! Hope that the world would united to concentrate in a cure for HIV. God Bless you as I know God has a place for you!
Always a bright star in my life
I learned of Pedros story years ago. living his life so freely openly ( to t he end) altered the way individuals view HIV & Aids.. and it aslo spoke MASSES about his courage as a person. I see a beauty in him that has been absent on this planet for quite sometime. His passion for education to teens and adults through his speeches & educating by allowing others to view his life and death is one of the most selfless acts of kidness that claims beauty of another realm. on top of being stunningly handsome, his soul was just as beautiful. I love you Pedro and you will live on in me for an eternity. Rest well beautiful.
After watching the movie and MTV tribute dedicated to Pedro, I was very touched and emotional. I've never heard of Pedro until this moment. When he was alive and doing all those goodness, I was just a wee child. So I'm glad, even after 17yrs, I got the chance to learn about Pedro, his story, his love for people, his ambition, his ability to draw people and make them fall in love with him. I hope that his legacy shall forever rain among us. I hope his courageous acts and his unselfish need to help other will be a source of inspiration for many generations to come. Thank you Pedro, you are indeed a butterfly in a mist x
Remembering Pedro Zamora 17 years later. RIP Pedro.
I've seen "Real World to San Francisco" in 1994 when I was 14 years old. I was so inlove with Pedro, with his joy and his willing to share the life with others.
No I'm almost 31, being HIV positive and I hope I'll find the power to do for others what Pedro did so well.
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