Informative Essay On Magic Johnson

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Magic Johnson: AIDS "I just sat her down and began to tell her that I had HIV," he says. "And that just broke her heart” (Huffington Post). Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing Michigan, by Earvin Johnson Sr. and Christine Johnson. He married Earleatha “Cookie” Kelly on September 14, 1991, and they have three children, Andre, Earvin III, and Elisa Johnson. He and Earleatha had them a little bit before he started playing professional basketball. Before he was ever part of the National Basketball Association, he played basketball at Michigan State University and at Lansing Everett High School in Lansing, Michigan. Magic Johnson is famous for being the youngest and leading scorer in college, high school, and professional basketball. He was only twenty years old when he started playing professional basketball. He was the point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for thirteen years (Hoyle).…show more content…
says. "You're sitting there like, Man, how could this happen to me? And what does this mean, of course." (Huffington Post). Magic Johnson, National Basketball Association all-star, diagnosed with a deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. The AIDS virus is a death causing disease if not treated. The most common symptoms of AIDS are swollen lymph nodes in throat and neck (Huffington Post). The spread of AIDS is nasty. AIDS can possibly be spread by sharing hypodermic needles with others who may have a chance of having HIV or AIDS. Other ways are having someone with HIV infected blood wipe it on a wound and gets inside the wound and gives HIV. More common symptoms of HIV includes, rapid weight loss, thrush, aching muscles, and breathing difficulties. Magic Johnson started an AIDS foundation named the Magic Johnson Foundation. It helps people with different HIV diagnoses get help with the often times deadly disease (Huffington

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