Julie Lewis is launching the 30/30 Project with the help of her son.
Julie Lewis, the mother of Ryan Lewis -- the non-rapping half of the Grammy-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- is celebrating 30 years of surviving the HIV virus with the launch of a new pro-healthcare campaign called the 30/30 Project. Watch this moving video about Lewis' story and her new cause:
Julie Lewis contracted the HIV virus in 1984 while receiving a blood transfusion after giving birth to Ryan's older sister Teresa, but was not diagnosed until 1990. The creation of the 30/30 Project, which aims to immediately create five new medical facilities, also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the HIV virus.