Son forgives father for injecting him With HIV As An Infant
[caption id="attachment_71728" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Brryan Jackson, from St Louis, said he forgives his dad for doing the unthinkable - injecting him with HIV-tainted blood when he was a baby just so he could avoid paying child support
[/caption]A Fathers Unthinkabile Act and His Sons Forgivness
For many of us forgiveness is a hard thing to give, and at age 22, Brryan Jackson has given forgiveness to someone that many would say does not deserve it. The man that Brryan has forgiven is Bryan Stewert, better known as Jackson's father.
In 1992, Brryan was just 11 months old and was in the hospital because of complications caused by asthma. During his visit at the hospital his father, Bryan Stewert, who was then a blood transfusion specialist, injected his son with blood that was infected with HIV. This unthinkable act was done in an attempt to avoid paying child support.
Doctors gave Jackson a life span of about 5 years, but Jackson has proven them wrong, but not without consequence. The medication Brryan has taken has helped him with this struggle, but has also resulted in him losing over 70 percent of his hearing. It also made for a very difficult childhood, he was taking 23 pills at a time on top of getting three injections regularly.
[caption id="attachment_71730" align="aligncenter" width="306"] Father: Brian Stewart was convicted of first-degree assault and sentenced to life in prison
"Anyone in my condition would die in three months, they gave me five," Brryan told KPLR. Brryan even considered suicide at one point. Brryans' father was sentenced to life in prison, but does have a chance to be released in a couple of years.
The number of people living with HIV (including AIDS) in Canada continues to rise, from an estimated 64,000 in 2008 to 71,300 in 2011 (an 11.4% increase).
Although estimates of the number of new HIV infections are quite uncertain, the number of new infections in 2011 was estimated at 3,175 (range between 2,250 and 4,100) which was about the same as or slightly fewer than the estimate in 2008 (3,335; range of 2,370 to 4,300).
[caption id="attachment_71729" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Growing up: Bryyan developed full blown AIDS at the age of five and lost 70 per cent of his hearing due to all the medication he was taking - at one stage 23 oral pills, two IV bags, and three injections
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