Voices: The Miracle Of Ryan White

The "Miracle" Of Ryan White

In 1985, at 13, Ryan White became a symbol of the intolerance that is inflicted on AIDS victims. Once it became known that White, a hemophiliac, had contracted the disease from a tainted blood transfusion, school officials banned him from classes in Kokomo, Ind. His family moved to Cicero, Ind., where he lived until his death on April 8. Last week the Rev. Ray Probasco, a family friend, delivered the eulogy at White's funeral. Said he: "Not much was known about the disease back then. So very quickly a great deal of fear permeated Ryan's community. At first, Ryan and the...

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