Our Founder

“My life has been ever changed in overcoming social degradation and humiliation of jails, institutions, and death along with the stigma of being HIV positive. I have been living with HIV for over 25 years. Despite everything, I have been afforded grace to Rise Against All Odds. I am Brenda Flowers-Dalley, the Founder of Rising Against All Odds, a community-focused organization right here in Deland, FL. I hold heartfelt commitments to justice, equal access, and equity in health, health care, education, employment, income, housing, and overall in everyday matters that just make life better.”


AIDS United recognizes Brenda Flowers with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – AIDS United Award for Health Equity