Dear Mrs. White,
I watched the t.v. movie on your
family last year, & although I had
heard about Ryan before, that show
really brought the situation to my
If I felt & I now especially
feel as though I knew your son
& what your family had gone through
for the past 5 years. That's why when
I heard about Ryan's death I felt
I had to do something more than just
cry in front of the t.v. set.
I'm an attorney in San Jose, Ca.
I try to do some free legal work
for people diagnosed w/ AIDS or HIV-positive,
such as drafting wills & powers of attorney.
I've met a number of people suffering
from the disease, but unfortunately,
usually by the time I meet them they
are only shells of what they must have
once been. However, I'm most deeply
touched by the family & friends who
somehow manage to keep their spirits &
get through what must be a deeply
Anyway, I just wanted to say that
I'm so very, very sorry about Ryan's
death & everything you & your son & daughter
have had to go through. Ryan's story
will has been an inspiration
to me & I know to others as well.
I'm enclosing a small check - hopefully
it can help you for whatever you want to
use it for.