When Brian Stewart injected his own 11-month baby with HIV-tainted blood, he was intending to kill off his own child quietly so he could avoid paying child support to the mother. But Brryan Jackson survived and by time he became five years old the HIV had become full-blown AIDS and he was given months to live. And live he did, and with 20 years behind him Jackson has been using his story as an example of forgiveness even when the worst has been done to you.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Brryan Jackson has used is his life story to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. He suffers from several side effects from his medications, including partial deafness. At the time, this is how he related his story:
“Just because I can’t hear does not mean I don’t have a voice. God has blessed me to have such a strong voice, to have a story.”
The story began when Mr. Stewart used his job at St. Louis hospital to get access to his son, who was being hospitalized at the time. The mother, Jennifer Jackson, says he had previously threatened to use a syringe of HIV-tainted blood as a weapon, and he snuck the syringe into the hospital and injected his son.
Brryan says his health was so bad that at one point he contemplated committing suicide:
“I had three knives in front of me and thought, why me? Why me? But I realized there is hope, and it’s not about what you have it’s what you can give.”
Years later in 1998, a trial successfully prosecuted Stewart for his crime and was given life in prison. The judge in the case said, “I believe when God finally calls you, you are going to burn in hell from here to eternity.”
As a Christian, Brryan disagrees with the judge, instead choosing to forgive his father:
“I think there is salvation for everyone, and I find myself praying for his salvation.”
Amazingly, doctors say the HIV virus as been undetectable in Brryan’s blood for the last five years, which some have called a miracle. Brryan says he went from almost dying to being free of AIDS:
“Anyone in my condition would die in three months, they gave me five. I went from 23 pills to just one pill a day and now I’m undetectable, my T-cell count has been up, giving me zero per cent chance of passing on the virus.”
Brryan Jackson is currently a college student but he’s considering a career as a doctor, in politics, or with a church ministry.