The Half-Mile Miracle is a true story about a remarkable man's journey to survive HIV/AIDS during the late 1980's – an era when most died of the disease and few treatment options were available. Fred was a talented and funny guy, who truly believed he would beat this disease. He achieved amazing things because of his will to live and a loving partner, who provided great care until the end. He amazed everyone, and his story still touches hearts. The book explores love, friendship, family, support, discrimination, death and how all of these elements are affected when terminal illness is added to the mix. The book also includes educational information about the prevention and transmission of HIV. Reading this book will leave an impression on your mind, and so will the story's spiritual twist of fate that confirms how some things are just meant to be.