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By Jennifer Kenny
1 Ryan White was born on December 6, 1971. He was born with a condition known as hemophilia. This condition means his blood didn't clot the way it was supposed to. As a result, he bled a lot.
2 To help Ryan's condition, he was given a special treatment. He received clotting agents made from other people's blood. He received these treatments two times a week.
3 Ryan later suffered from pneumonia. On December 17, 1984, he had surgery. When the doctors finished surgery, they had to break some bad news to his mother. Ryan had AIDS and probably only had six months to live. He had gotten the disease from the blood products that were meant to help him.
4 Ryan wanted to live a normal life even with his condition. In 1985, he tried to return to his school in Kokomo, Indiana. The school and town tried to keep him out. They didn't understand HIV and AIDS.
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