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About Ryan White
Ryan White was an American teenager who contracted HIV at the age of 13 through a blood transfusion. He gained international attention after he was expelled from school because of the disease. For years, he used his fame to change people’s perception of AIDS. He died in 1990 at the age of 18, just a month before he was to graduate from high school. Shortly after his death, the U.S. Congress passed the AIDS bill, the Ryan White Care Act.
He was the son of Jeanne Elaine Hale and Hubert Wayne White.
Although he was given only six months to live after his HIV diagnose, he went on to live five years longer. His funeral was attended by several celebrities including Michael Jackson, First Lady Barbara Bush and Elton John, who was one of his pallbearers.
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Famous quotes by Ryan White
AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don't give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself.Ryan White
Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.Ryan White
Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G.M.Ryan White
I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere.Ryan White
Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.Ryan White
We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.Ryan White
Ryan White's Popularity
Ryan White was a famous American HIV victim, who was born on December 6, 1971. As a person born on this date, Ryan White is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (December 6) and the 103rd most popular for the year (1971).
People born on December 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Ryan White is the 665th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Ryan White's birthday, Ryan White is the 5234th most famous American.
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