According to Ryan's mother, people on the street would often yell, "we know you're queer" at Ryan. Ryan White had a small cameo appearance as "Chad" in the film, playing a boy also suffering from HIV who befriends Haas. Woodrow Myers, who had extensive experience treating AIDS patients in San Francisco, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both notified the board that Ryan posed no risk to other students, but the school board and many parents ignored their statements. In the year following his death, his grave was vandalized on four occasions. Ryan White told the commission of the discrimination he had faced when he first tried to return to school, but how education about the disease had made him welcome in the town of Cicero. Eventually, he became known as a poster child for the AIDS crisis, appearing in fundraising and educational campaigns for the syndrome. The program provides some level of care for around , people a year and, in , provided funds to 2, organizations. In the school of total students, parents and 50 teachers signed a petition encouraging school leaders to ban Ryan from school. Ryan White returns to school. The court, however, declined to hear the case until administrative appeals had been resolved. Well, if it comes to your son's life, you better start changing your heart and your attitude around. The funeral was also attended by Michael Jackson and Barbara Bush. The act was reauthorized in , , and and remains an active piece of legislation today. District Court in Indianapolis. The Whites initially filed suit in the U. The people we knew in New York made sure we knew about the latest treatments way before we would have known in Indiana. And he continues to be a presence through his mom, Jeanne White.