Ryan White Quotes


33 Ryan White quotes:



"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."
"Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support."
"All in all I led a pretty normal life."
"Given six months to live and being the fighter that I am, I set high goals for myself."
"How could these people in the public eye not be afraid of me, but my whole town was?"
"My studies are important to me. I made the honor role just recently, with 2 A's and 2 B's."
"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."
"Even at church, people would not shake my hand."
"Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there."
"I believe in myself as I look forward to graduating from Hamilton Heights High School in 1991."
"Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it."
"On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches of my left lung due to pneumonia. After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS."
"The desire to move into a bigger house, to avoid living AIDS daily, and a dream to be accepted by a community and school, became possible and a reality with a movie about my life, The Ryan White Story."
"The school I was going to said they had no guidelines for a person with AIDS."
"This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances."
"Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support."
"Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G.M."
"We were noticing an increase in these problems. We couldn't go to freshman orientation anymore and tell parents there were no problems with the old system."
Author: White Quotes Category: Parents Quotes
"Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me."



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