Ryan White (1971-1990) – Advocate for AIDS Research & Public Education
Ryan White courageously fought AIDS-related discrimination when he was denied access to school after he was diagnosed with HIV contracted through a blood transfusion. He went on to become the national spokesman for AIDS research and public education. Congress passed AIDS legislation called the Ryan White Care Act, which sought funding to improve availability of care for low income, uninsured and under-insured victims of AIDS and their families. Ryan White programs are the largest providers of services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
We honor Mr. White for his courage in promoting what was initially an unpopular cause. He is clearly a Legacy Champ. If you want to be a Legacy Champ in your own special way, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P., for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.