Ryan Lewis - the hip hop producer best known for his work with Macklemore - revealed today that his mother is HIV positive.
Lewis made the announcement today via Twitter in a statement that also includes a link to donate to the 30/30 Project - an HIV/AIDS research charity that he founded with help from Macklemore.
In his statement, the Grammy winner revealed that his mother contracted the illness after receiving a blood transfusion in 1984.
At that time, little was known about HIV and Julie Lewis' prognosis was grim. She pulled through, however, and the name of Ryan's foundation is a tribute to his mother's 30 years of survival.
Lewis concluded his statement by saying, "I am honored to be the first donor to the 30/30 Project...I am asking you to join my family and see how far we can take this."