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Nkosi Johnson

by Irene from Chicago

My hero is Nkosi Johson. He's my hero because he was a kid infected by HIV. Nkosi spoke out on behalf of children infected by AIDs like him. He's a hero for speaking to children with AIDS BUT NOT ONLY FOR THAT HE'S ALSO A HERO FOR NOT GIVING UP ON HIMSELF.

NKOSI NEVER KNEW HIS FATHER. HIS MOTHER WAS INFECTED WITH AIDS WHEN SHE WAS PREGNET AND PASS THE AIDS TO HIS BABY, NKOSI JOHNSON. HIS MOTHER GOT SICK AT SOMETIMES AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. SHE ASKED FOR HELP BECAUSE SHE NEEDED HELP. ONCE SHE GOT SICK AND SHE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL TO EMERGENCY.

NKOSI SURVIVED HIS SECOND BIRTHDAY. WHICH NOT ALOT OF KIDS ARE LUCKY TO SURVIVE IN AFRICA. KIDS UNDER 15 DIE BECAUSE THEY ARE INFECTED WITH AIDS. NKOSI'S MOTHER GOT SICK AND SHE COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF NKOSI SO NKOSI WAS TAKEN TO THIS HOSPITAL WHERE HE MET GAIL JOHNSON. GAIL JOHNSON WAS ALSO INFECTED WITH AIDS AND SHE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP OTHERS UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE INFECTED WITH AIDS ARE NORMAL AS ALL OF US.

GAIL JOHNSON HELPED NKOSI. SHE TALKED TO NKOSI'S MOTHER TO UNDERSTAND THAT SHE COULD HELP OTHERS UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE WITH AIDS ARE NORMAL AS ALL OF US. NKOSI MOTHER TAUGHT FOR A WHILE BECAUSE SHE WAS SCARED THAT PEOPLE WOULDN'T LISTEN TO NKOSI'S STORY. NKOUSI WAS REALLY CONFIDENT FOR HIMSELF. HE WAS SURE HE WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHERS TALKING ABOUT HIS LIFE. NKOSI DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO START TELLING HIS STORY ABOUT HIS LIFE SO HE STARTED AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS. GAIL JOHNSON HELPED HIM GET STARTED TALKING TO OTHERS.

OTHER PEOPLE GOT INTERESTED IN NKOSI SO THEY ALSO HELPED HIM. NKOSI HAS TALKED IN MANY PLACES AND HE WANTED TO TALK TO THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP ON YOURSELF. NKOSI'S WORDS THAT HELP HIM ALWAYS BE CONFIDENT ARE WE HAVE FEET AND HANDS SO WE'RE ALL THE SAME. THAT'S WHY NKOSI JOHNSON IS MY HERO FOR BEING A GREAT KID. THAT'S MY HERO STORY.

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