Erin Thornton, executive director of Every Mother Counts, recalls her memories of President George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union announcement of PEPFAR in a Huffington Post "Global Motherhood" opinion piece. "[T]hat night, we set out on a path to overcome that fear and take action," she writes, adding, "Ten years later, we're talking about an AIDS-free generation -- something we couldn't have even dreamed of back then." She continues, "There's still a ton of work to do to accomplish the goals set out in that now-historic SOTU speech. ... But I like to remember that night 10 years ago because in the blink of an eye, the seemingly impossible became a mandate and global health took center stage."