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Ryan White

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Net worth 2018: $18 Million
Industry: Activists
Residence: Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 6 December 1971
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: April 8, 1990
Education: Hamilton Heights High School
BIOGRAPHY

Ryan White was bornon 6 December 1971 in Kokomo, Indiana, United States, American. Ryan Wayne White was an American teenager who fought AIDS-related discrimination and helped educate people in the U. S. He was amongst the first public faces for AIDS/HIV in America and in fact his diagnoses demonstrated for the first time that AIDS was not exclusive to gay, minority, and poor people. His case started to gain national importance when his middle school in Indiana expelled him for contacting the disease and his family filed a lawsuit against the authorities, which they eventually won. At the time when White contracted the virus, not much was known about the disease and people acted out of ignorance, which doubled his struggle as he did not only have to fight with the disease but also had to fight against the social stigmas related to it. His cause gained national importance and many celebrities came forward to help White spread the education on AIDS through his story of discrimination. He became the face for the disease and took part in the fundraising and educational campaigns for AIDS until his death. Congress passed the Ryan White Care Act in his honor, immediately after his death and the act still remains the largest provider of services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.

TIMELINE
1990

Congress passed The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act (often known simply as the Ryan White Care Act), in his honor in 1990

1985

But by 1985 he started feeling better and decided to return back to his school, Western Middle School

1984

In 1984, he became extremely ill and contracted pneumonia

1971

Ryan White was born on December 6, 1971, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Jeanne Elaine Hale and Hubert Wayne White

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