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Heroes against AIDS

By Anna Forbes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., January 2003
ISBN: 0823923711
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
Annotation
Describes how fundraisers, activists, epidemiologists, writers, and social workers help people suffering with AIDS.
User Reviews:
Sharri Zahnter | 1/28/2011 5:26 PM
Ryan was a very bright light shining on a very gloomy disease. I lost my dearest friend & brother-in-law shortly after Ryan passed away. Mike passed away 29 days before his 30th birthday, May 5,1990. I was able to be with Mike until his very last breath and I am very grateful to Ryan & his family to help educate me & have the strength to make it thru this most horrifying disease. I hope Mike was able to meet Ryan in Heaven, as I hope to also some day!
KOOLKID15 | 5/20/2009 12:11 AM
MY PRAYERS GOES TO HIS FAMILY AND I READ HIS BOOK AND I LOVED IT.I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE MET RYAN WHITE. HE SEEMED LIKE A GREAT KID.HE DIDN'N DESERVED TO HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE IGNORANCE OF OTHERS BECAUSE HE HAD AIDS.HE DIDNT ASK FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM BUT HE HAD TO LIVE WITH IT AND PEOPLE IN KOKOMO COULDNT SEE THAT. RYAN WHITE IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A HERO TO ME.R.I.P.
          RYAN WAYNE WHITE!
Crystal5632 | 1/7/2009 12:35 AM
I believe that Ryan as a good guy and and a difference in people and himself. Showing that just because you have AIDS,your still the same person you were before. He lived his life while he could and changed the way people thought about him and how they thought about AIDS. He is one boy that should be remembered now and forever.
ryanfan | 12/29/2007 6:31 AM
i think i would love to be around when ryan was that would be so cool! and i think he deserved better
melbar | 11/30/2007 2:02 PM
ryan white shows a very strong personality and have the courage of himself in living
hashwanigwian | 11/29/2007 6:10 AM
it was so good. i loved it.
Alex Medina ...Perú | 1/15/2007 10:51 AM
Es muy conmovedor la historia de Ryan white y digo historia porque creo que el es historia que todo el mundo debe conocer.
creo que Ryan White debio y debe de servir para que nos demos cuenta que el VIH en las personas no es para que seamos indiferentes con ellos sino como algo que nos puede pasar a cualquiera y que debemos mas bien apoyarlos o solo no criticandolos.  
vylisha | 12/5/2006 4:03 AM
i believe that when someone comes in your life u shouldnt judge them i have a niece that has hiv and dosent noe now but well know sooner our later so dont judge people and to ryan family your a strong group of people
Anonymous | 5/24/2006 11:14 AM
Having grown up in Indiana, I watched Ryan on the news and talk shows every time he was on.  He was a great kid that seemed to be fighting a battle most of us could not imagine.  His life had so much meaning and purpose, he knew everything he wanted to do and did it with courage.  I was fortunate enough to meet Ryan once and will never forget it.  Now much later in life I have come down with an incurable illness that will more than likely end my life at some point.  I thank Ryan, his sister and mother for showing me how to find the strength to know how to try to fight something that is horrible.  I am living life as normal as I possibly can and not letting my illness effect my dreams.  If there is an afterlife, I hope I can spend it with Ryan.  God Bless you all for your wonderful comments about him.
André Luiz do Brazil | 4/19/2006 3:22 PM
My name is André, I am writing about Ryan White in my blog, he is very important to the World and for me, I miss him...
Kisses in family of the Ryan, goodbye...

Leah Massie | 4/13/2006 11:24 AM
Ryan White, was and still is an amazing guy.
He knew what he wanted to accomplish and he didnt give up. Sure it was hard on him. At times he probably wanted to give up, but he never did. It's guys like Ryan that can make a huge difference, which is excatly what he did. He's a big insperation and someone who helped me better understand what it was like for him. Ryan, wherever you are, Thank you soooo much for teaching the world about AIDs and HIV. Thanks Ryan, you're an insperation and hero to everyone who rembers and honors you.
MIMIBEAR1994 | 3/2/2006 6:39 AM
I WISH I WOULD HAVE BEEN ALIVE WHEN RYAN WAS BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE SHOWED THAT RYAN WASNT A BAD PERSON OR YOU COULDNT HAVE CAUGHT AIDS RYAN SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS SUCH A GREAT PERSON! HE WAS I REALLY WISH THAT RYAN WHITE WAS STILL ALIVE BUT HE LEFT HIS HOPE WHICH IS EVEN BETTER HE CHANGED THE WORLD ABOUT AIDS WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD!
cutie_spoil305 | 5/23/2005 9:26 AM
look i am doing a research report on aids and the only person that helped me to understand is Ryan White he has made a big difference in my life because it is true it doesnt matter if you have aids or hiv but its the person with it i think he didnt really deserve it but maybe god gave it to him because he was such a good influence on others with aids and with out. i wish i could have been around because i would not have been one of the haters i would have been one of his good friends.
Staci Frederick | 9/17/2004 10:32 AM
I actually wish I could have been one of those people around when he lived in Kokomo. I would have showed all of those haters that Ryan wasn't a bad person, actually Ryan was a good person with a bad disease. I'm very happy though that when Ryan went to Hamilton Heights High in Cicero, Indiana my cousin became good friends with Ryan.
Devyn Curless-Clark | 1/26/2004 2:38 AM
I wish that I could be like some people in these stories and I want to read more and more!

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