Johnna to Ryan White on January 19, 1989

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Sorry about the computer, it's like my [fine?] time using it.

Dear Ryan;

Hello there! I am so happy that I have finaly got your address. I am praying that you will get to this letter and respond. I know you must be told every day what a spectacular person you are, but I just had to tell you myself. You really are a great person Ryan. I really have a great amount of respect for you. I have seen almost all your shows that you have been on and I also have kept up on the articles on you. You are a real winner! You inspire me so very much. Words cannot exspress how I feel about you. As I said before, you are a real winner and you have guts! You'll make it! Sometimes it may get rough; and sometimes you may want to throw it all the away, but let me tell you something. Hang in there cause besides your family, there are MANY people that love you. Especially me! We may not know each other ; but I am so proud of you. I'm proud of not just you; but everything that you stand for. Its kinda wierd that you inspire me so much. I've never acually taken the time to sit down and tell someone how I feel. I guess it is because in sort of a way, we are alike. You see, My little brother [redacted] has downsyndrome. And we have been fighting the school system to let him in with normal kids and they refuse to budge on thier desision. My mom and dad have done everything in thier power but we are not getting far. [redacted] is very special to me Ryan. I love him very much despite his handicapt. And yes; I know how it feels to be made fun of when your different like my brother. People are so cruel when they do not understand. I understand Ryan and I would be honored to be your friend. If you ever need ANYTHING I am always here. My mother is kind of famous too. She is the owner of the Downsyndrome adoption Exchange. She places downs kids all around the world in homes. She is sponsored by the Kennedys and I have met them. It was pretty exciting! SO we have been on many shows trying to explain to the public about D.S. and not to be affected

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by what others think. I love working with those children. They are great. My mom also is training to work with Aids patients. I think she is great.. anyway, I know how it feels to be a stranger in your own neiborhood. Many have felt that way about my brother. Ryan, I love you so much. I care so much about you. I know you are gonna win this terrible disease. And you'll show every jerk in Kokomo you can. There are many kids that have faith in you. You are the greatest person alive.I hope one day we can get to know each other even if it is by phone. I really love you so much and I understand. Oh yes! I forgot! My name is JOHNNA [ryhmes with donna] and I am gonna be 16. I live in [redacted] [redacted] N.Y. and I attend [redacted] school. I am a sophmore in an all girls school. I have [redacted] hair and [redacted] eyes. I am Italian but I don't think I look it. My favorite subject is English. and global,but I suck in math. I love club music and I love to go to dances. That is what I mainly do on weekends plus I am one of the major stars in the school play. It would be my dream for you to come and see it but I know you have school too. Ryan , again I think your one hell of a person. plllllleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeee write me back! I BEG YOU! Next time you are in New York let me know. you can stay with me. I really love you alot Ryan. Hang in ther. You will be just fine. Maybe if you are ever not busy, you could call me and we could talk.

I really hope we can meet. It would be a great honor to stand next to a winner like you. I am formally asking you to my prom and I MEAN IT! In 2 years. LOVE ALWAYS, Johnna

P.S. Please write back !!

Johnna [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] N.Y. [redacted]

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ignore that !! PLEASE OPEN SOON!!

PLEASE OPEN! SOON RYAN!

Ryan White [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] Indiana [redacted]

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Johnna [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] N.Y. [redacted]

Please! Please! Please!

PLEASE OPEN and Write Back!

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