Brryan Jeffery Ray Jackson's extraordinary story began when he was only 11 months old and his father, who had worked in the medical field, insidiously injected him with HIV-tainted blood. Five years later, unaware of his father's heinous actions, doctors diagnosed Brryan with full-blown AIDS.
Believing they had done everything possible, physicians offered no hope to Brryan's family and expected him to die. Miraculously, he defied the odds and lives on to represent a story of courage, perseverance, forgiveness, and faith.
Since the age of 13, Jackson has used his incredible story to impact lives world-wide from speaking at Congressional briefings in Washington D.C. to high schools, colleges, juvenile centers, and youth organizations across the nation. His journey of hope has taken him internationally to Haiti, Ecuador, England and Africa. Jackson sees his vast experiences as an avenue to encourage others at every event. Winner of a TeenNick Halo Award, Brryan has also been featured as one of People Magazine's "Heroes Among Us" and ABC World News/Diane Sawyer's "Person of the Week."
Facing incredible health and social challenges, Jackson's life has been a continual battle, yet he strives to be a catalyst for offering relatable, accurate information along with humor to educate the world on HIV, iinspire others to overcome adversity and empower them to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Brryan wants every audience to realize that no struggle is too big for hope to conquer and forgiveness changes lives. There is a choice: Victim? Or VICTORY!