The present study qualitatively examined the fan letters of Ryan White and his mother Jeanne White-Ginder. Letters were read and catalogued according to gender, state, theme, addressee, and recipient. Findings were triangulated by Jeanne White-Ginder, Mark Hoyle, and Shawn Decker. Recommendations for research in this area of study center on educational leaders and school boards who may eventually deal with students with HIV/AIDS in their schools. School leaders can develop HIV/AIDS knowledge to counter act the backlash that may be experienced by the enrollment of a student with HIV/AIDS in a public school.