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In Memory

David Torosian* - Class Of 1979

Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome
Orange Coast College Professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson does an annual "Art and Architecture around the World" lecture and proceeds go to different AIDS organizations. It also supports two scholarships. One of these scholarships is named after David Torosian. The professor first began this benefit after David had passed away from AIDS "Every time I think about it, it still breaks my heart," she said. "He was the nicest person, always smiling in class and he was such a promising student."
She goes on to say how at the moment of his diagnoses with AIDS, he became more afraid of possibly infecting others. Doctors still did not know all of what AIDS could do.That is the kind of person David was. 
I am sorry that we couldn't be there to show him how much he was loved and provide him comfort. I can only imagine how scared David was at that time. David died from Aids in 1994.