Weeding out the tears: a mother's story of love, loss, and renewal

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Avon Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
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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 ... Read full review


Foreword By Phil Donahue
Prologue Dear Lord please lei me do Ryan proud
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About the author (1997)

White has testified before the U.S. Congress on behalf of the Ryan White Care Act & established the Ryan White Foundation, an organization committed to increasing national awareness of personal, family, & community issues related to HIV/AIDS & teenagers.

Dworkin is a former contributing editor of Ms. magazine.