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December 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ricky Ray, the eldest of three hemophiliac brothers barred from school because they were infected with HIV by contaminated blood products, died Sunday. He was 15 and died after a months-long, media-documented struggle. His family was by his bedside, said Dr. Jerry Barbosa. Ricky had been in and out of the All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg for months, being treated for pneumonia, infections and eye problems.
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December 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
Ricky Ray, the oldest of three hemophiliac brothers with the AIDS virus, was buried Friday in his favorite football jacket, surrounded by stuffed animals and a banner calling him "a true warrior" against AIDS. The 15-year-old died Sunday after months in and out of hospitals battling pneumonia, infections, eye problems and other complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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September 24, 1987
Three brothers whose exposure to AIDS made them pariahs in their rural hometown enrolled in a new school without incident. Officials at Gocio Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., reported that 120 of the 615 pupils stayed home, and up to a dozen were withdrawn. The usual absentee rate is about 3%. Ricky Ray, 10, Robert Ray, 9, and Randy Ray, 8, attended school in Arcadia, Fla., for a week under federal court order.
NEWS
December 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ricky Ray, the eldest of three hemophiliac brothers barred from school because they were infected with HIV by contaminated blood products, died Sunday. He was 15 and died after a months-long, media-documented struggle. His family was by his bedside, said Dr. Jerry Barbosa. Ricky had been in and out of the All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg for months, being treated for pneumonia, infections and eye problems.
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June 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
AIDS victim Ricky Ray, 14, of Sarasota, Fla., plans to marry Wenonah Lindberg, 16, in December, and they have the support of their parents. His mother, Louise Ray, said some would see the situation as the "greatest love story of the century," but others may see her as an irresponsible parent. Ricky and his two brothers, all hemophiliacs, contracted AIDS through blood transfusions. The family fled Arcadia, Fla., after its home was burned by arsonists.
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December 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
Ricky Ray, the oldest of three hemophiliac brothers with the AIDS virus, was buried Friday in his favorite football jacket, surrounded by stuffed animals and a banner calling him "a true warrior" against AIDS. The 15-year-old died Sunday after months in and out of hospitals battling pneumonia, infections, eye problems and other complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
NEWS
September 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Ricky Ray, one of three brothers infected with the AIDS virus, lies awake at night crying, blaming himself for the fire that destroyed the family's Florida home, his father told a Senate hearing on Friday. "He believes if he hadn't tested positive, the house wouldn't have burned," Clifford Ray said.
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October 31, 1997 | BRENDA LOREE
Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) has announced the unanimous passage of the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Fund Act of 1997 in the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill, if approved in the Senate, could become law as early as the summer of 1998. Gallegly, an original co-sponsor of the measure, said, "The bill is the right thing to do. The measure awards 'compassionate payments' to many people with blood-clotting disorders, such as hemophilia, who contracted HIV through tainted blood products."
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February 23, 1995 | STEVE SCHEIBAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Hylton, 48, a hemophiliac infected with AIDS, will lead a Los Angeles news conference today to focus attention on a bill that would pay $125,000 each to more than 10,000 hemophiliacs and family members infected with HIV and AIDS. Several similar news conferences will be held across the country, including one in Washington, said Hylton, a resident of Costa Mesa. The bill, called the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Act, will be introduced today in the House of Representatives. It faults the U.S.
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June 9, 1991 | from United Press International
A 14-year-old AIDS victim who announced that he was marrying his teen-age girlfriend has received death threats along with his family, and sheriff's officials are providing 24-hour protection, authorities said Friday. Clifford Ray, the father of Ricky Ray, told the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department that he had received three threatening telephone calls. "We initiated an around-the-clock patrol request for an indefinite time period," Lt. William Stookey said.
NEWS
June 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
AIDS victim Ricky Ray, 14, of Sarasota, Fla., plans to marry Wenonah Lindberg, 16, in December, and they have the support of their parents. His mother, Louise Ray, said some would see the situation as the "greatest love story of the century," but others may see her as an irresponsible parent. Ricky and his two brothers, all hemophiliacs, contracted AIDS through blood transfusions. The family fled Arcadia, Fla., after its home was burned by arsonists.
NEWS
September 24, 1987
Three brothers whose exposure to AIDS made them pariahs in their rural hometown enrolled in a new school without incident. Officials at Gocio Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., reported that 120 of the 615 pupils stayed home, and up to a dozen were withdrawn. The usual absentee rate is about 3%. Ricky Ray, 10, Robert Ray, 9, and Randy Ray, 8, attended school in Arcadia, Fla., for a week under federal court order.
NEWS
September 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Ricky Ray, one of three brothers infected with the AIDS virus, lies awake at night crying, blaming himself for the fire that destroyed the family's Florida home, his father told a Senate hearing on Friday. "He believes if he hadn't tested positive, the house wouldn't have burned," Clifford Ray said.
SPORTS
September 28, 1990 | LISA GRALL
In other nonleague games: Reseda 21, Birmingham 14--Reseda (2-0) continued its dominance of Birmingham (1-1) as fullback Ricky Ray returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown with 9:28 left in the third quarter at Reseda. Tailback Maurice Stepter led the Regent offense with 170 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries. Stepter's score 1:27 into the second half gave Reseda a 14-7 lead.
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