Baker & Taylor The mother of a young hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus describes her struggles with community ignorance and betrayal, her son's strength and determination, and the encouraging support they finally received.
Blackwell North Amer Ryan White was an American hero. A thirteen-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS through tainted factor needed to treat his hemophilia, he confronted the ignorance and bigotry all around him with a quiet strength and patient determination - and, in doing so, was instrumental in educating and awakening a nation by giving a child's face to the dread disease. And one woman stood beside him throughout his five-year-long struggle for acceptance and understanding, helping Ryan to discover the wisdom and maturity to deal with the media, the strength to overcome prejudice, and the courage to face death. That woman was his mother, Jeanne. Weeding Out the Tears is Jeanne White's poignant and uplifting personal story of struggle and survival...of the family that sustained her; the neighbors that betrayed them; the celebrities, like Elton John and Phil Donahue, who offered their comfort and support; and the nation that ultimately listened. It is an antidote for despair - a mother's inspiring account of the values, pride, inner fortitude and hope that enabled her and her loved ones to endure tragedy and rediscover the sweetness there is in life.
Baker & Taylor The mother of Ryan White, a young hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus, describes her struggles with community ignorance and her son's strength and determination