Ryan White Best Quotes

Ryan Wayne White was an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States, after being expelled from middle school because of his infection. Enjoy Ryan White’s best quotes below.

Ryan White
“Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.”
“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.”
“Given six months to live and being the fighter that I am, I set high goals for myself.”
“Rumors of sneezing, kissing, tears, sweat, and saliva spreading AIDS caused people to panic.”
“My name is Ryan White. I am sixteen years old. I have hemophilia, and I have AIDS.”
“My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance.”
“This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances.”
“Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.”
“Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support.”
“I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere.”
“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.”
“I came face to face with death at thirteen years old.”
“Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G.M.”
“I believe in myself as I look forward to graduating from Hamilton Heights High School in 1991.”
“Even at church, people would not shake my hand.”
“How could these people in the public eye not be afraid of me, but my whole town was?”
“I received thousands of letters of support from all around the world, all because I wanted to go to school.”
“Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support.”
“Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it.”
“People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me.”
“A lot of my time was spent searching, thinking and planning my life.”
“Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there.”
“My studies are important to me. I made the honor role just recently, with 2 A’s and 2 B’s.”
“The school I was going to said they had no guidelines for a person with AIDS.”
“Twice a week I would receive injections or IV’s of Factor VIII which clotted the blood and then broke it down.”

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