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Brryan Jackson: 2009 Honoree

Brryan Jackson: 2009 Honoree

Brryan has been living with full-blown AIDS since the age of five. When Brryan was just 11 months old, his father, in the midst of separating from his mother, intentionally injected Brryan with HIV tainted blood in an attempt to avoid paying future child support. He was eventually convicted of first-degree assault and received the maximum sentence--life in prison. Brryan has had an incredibly difficult childhood and adolescence -- schools were reluctant to admit him, ignorant kids called him names and he constantly got into fights, eventually transferring schools to avoid being beaten up. Now Brryan volunteers as a staff member at Camp Kindle, a camp for young people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS that he formerly attended as a camper. He is also an active participant in Speak Out, Project Kindle's peer-to-peer speakers' bureau, regularly giving talks in schools around the country to educate students about what it's like to live with HIV/AIDS in hopes of combating social stigmas and improving the lives of those living with AIDS. On his 18th birthday, Brryan founded his own organization -- Hope Is Vital (HIV) -- to raise awareness, understanding and compassion for people infected with and suffering from HIV/AIDS.

The HALO Awards

Nick Cannon has done it again. He rocked the 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards! This year's show was jam-packed with music from your favorite artists and performers, including Fifth Harmony, DNCE with Joe Jonas, Flo Rida, Tori Kelly and WALK THE MOON. Nick Stars Coy Stewart, Brec Bassinger, Isabela Moner and Rahart Adams showed off their moves in the HALO Challenges, and Special Honoree Justin Bieber was inducted into the HALO Hall of Fame! We also dished out the ultimate 'thank you' to four extra special HALO honorees, Joshua, Ruchita, Ethan and Riley.

Plus, we gave a special nod to our first HALO Effect honoree, Jessica! These kids are making huge differences in their communities, and we payed it forward with an epic night filled with music, stars, surprises and a whole lot of thanks.

The HALO Awards premieres on Nickelodeon on January 29 @ 7:30pm (Singapore/Philippines)!
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