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Elton John-Ryan White Concert

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:33am

Elton John has held a concert in Indianapolis to honor a teen that died twenty years-ago from AIDS. The performance at Butler University raised money for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis as well as the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The event celebrated Ryan White's life. White was diagnosed with AIDS when he was thirteen after taking a tainted blood-clotting treatment for Hemophilia. The mega-musician became friends with the teenager and his family years before he died. The singer says White changed his life for the better. John says, "Ryan had no bitterness. I never saw Ryan complain for the ten years that I knew him. I really didn't see any complaints at all. This is someone who was really like a saint who died knowing he was going to die help others in different ways. As if he knew that his death would help other people." Elton John was a pallbearer at Ryan's funeral.