Cindy Parker’s life was turned upside down as she sat by her dying
husband, Fred Parker’s, bedside. He was a drug addict. His unsafe
behavior led him to contract HIV, the disease that would lead to his demise.
In turn, he had unknowingly passed the disease on to Cindy. Cindy wondered
how she was going to help her son, Scott Parker, cope with the fact that
now only did he just loose his father, but that she was going to die too.
Cindy frequented Pine Valley Hospital. There, she would meet some of the
most kind and understanding people in her life. Her doctor, Angie Hubbard,
invited her to stay at her home as she had become to weak to work. She
also met Stuart Chandler, a volunteer in the day care center. Scott loved
Stuart, and Cindy could see why. The kindhearted soul helped her mourn
the loss of her husband, and gave her the optimism to push on. She had
fallen in love with Stuart. Though their relationship faced much scrutiny,
Cindy was ready to weather the storm.
Cindy overheard Angie and her husband, Jesse Hubbard, get into a fight.
Jesse was afraid that he would contract HIV from living in the same house
as Cindy. Angie assured Jesse that the disease could not be passed in
the air. Not wanting to the reason for the end of the Hubbard’s
marriage, Cindy made plans to move out. After realizing his ignorance,
Jesse reached out to Cindy and asked her to stay.
Angie had terrible news for Cindy. She had AIDS.
Cindy became the victim of great discrimination when the nature of her
condition became public. One group of vigilantes made it their duty to
scare Cindy out of Pine Valley. One day, when she was alone at the Hubbard
home, they stormed the front yard. Before Cindy could react, the house
was on fire. Cindy was trapped. She was rescued by Skye Chandler, who
late fell into a coma as a result of smoke inhalation. Cindy was grateful
for Skye in spite of the fact that she too was a member of the vigilante
Stuart asked for Cindy’s hand in marriage. They married in a lavish
ceremony. Stuart even asked Scott if he could adopt him. But their happy
life as a new family was compromised. Cindy’s condition was worsening
at a faster pace than Angie had anticipated. Cindy was dying. She needed
to put her affairs in order before time ran out.
1989: Cindy lost her valiant battle with AIDS. Before
she died, she entrusted Scott’s welfare and future in Stuart’s
2001: Cindy’s spirit was among the many former
Pine Valley residents that welcomed Gillian Andrassy to Heaven.