Weeding out the tears: a mother's story of love, loss, and renewal
The inspiring true story of an extraordinary woman who never faltered in the face of tragedy -- and who taught the world about courage, grace, dignity and a mother's love.Thirteen-year-old Ryan White contracted AIDS through tainted Factor VIII administered for his hemophilia, and became nationally known through his family's fight against the bigotry and ignorance his illness revealed in their community. This is the poignant and uplifting story of Jeanne White, Ryan's mother, who helped her son discover the strength to overcome prejudice and the courage to face death; and who remained resolute in her determination to educate a nation for the sake of justice and to honor the memory of a remarkable boy.
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It has been seven years since the death of Ryan White, a teenager who contracted AIDS while being treated for hemophilia. Given three to six months to live, Ryan lived five and a half years before his death at age 18. Even while he was lauded in the media, Ryan was scorned and rejected by neighbors and former friends who chose to remain ignorant of the true cause and dangers of his illness. Ryan's spirit was kept healthy by the love and support of his mother, Jeanne. Here she looks back at her own life's journey. Throughout marital and economic difficulties, she kept her faith that each challenge prepares us to meet those that follow. Here she shares memories of Ryan and explains how she came to establish the Ryan White Foundation and speak out as an AIDS activist. A popular addition for high school and public libraries.--Catherine T. Charvat, John Marshall Lib., Alexandria, Va.
Foreword By Phil Donahue
Prologue Dear Lord please lei me do Ryan proud
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