Brryan Jackson, a 22 year old man has finally forgiven his father who injected him with HIV -tainted blood over 20 years ago.
Jackson who was injected with HIV at 11 months by his father ,a medical technician has been living with full-blown AIDS since he was 5.He also lost 70% of his hearing.
He credits his Christian faith for getting him to the point of forgiveness, but it wasn’t an easy journey for him.
“Forgiveness doesn’t come easy you know. I knew what my father did to me since I was 5-years-old and I don’t want to lower myself to that level he was on. I want to be a better man. I want to be somebody who just walks out of this leaving happy faces,” he said in a video of his thank you speech posted on YouTube.
His father could be released from prison in a few years.
Brryan is in college and is contemplating becoming a pastor, getting into politics, or attending medical school.
He also started a nonprofit called Hope Is Vital to inspire others to overcome adversity and promote HIV/AIDS education after suffering scorn and ridicule for his illness while growing up.