Two decades ago, Razor Ramon went to ‘The Jerry Springer Show.’ There, he met Hydeia Broadbent and Tyler Small. These two kids had HIV/AIDS and the WWE Hall of Famer decided to give his Intercontinental Championship to them. In effect, they were Razor Ramon’s champions in life. Back then, it was a surprising move as the nation was still unfamiliar with how the disease affects children.
Now, after 20 years, we finally get to know what happened to Hydeia and Tyler. Check the story!
According to Tyler Small, his favorite wrestler at the time was Razor Ramon.
Tyler really loved watching wrestling, and he said he liked Razor Ramon the most when he was asked who his idols were. He did not know he would appear in the show.
Hydeia admired Razor Ramon for being an incredibly kind person.
Hydeia remembered being surprised when Razor Ramon actually appeared. Even if he was some sort of villain in WWE, he was awesome in real life.
The girl also noted that Ramon actually paid attention to their story.
Razor Ramon could have just ignored the story and just appear like he doesn’t care, but the kids knew that he was truly caring.
Eventually, they went to WrestleMania in California.
The whole family had the opportunity to hang out with the wrestlers, including Razor Ramon.
For Tyler, it was an extraordinary moment when Razor gave him the title.
Once he got the title home, many people from his town went to his house to hold the Intercontinental Championship belt.
Razor Ramon helped to educate the public with what he did to Tyler and Hydeia.
Back then, many people were scared because they did not know how HIV/AIDS would exactly affect people. Doctors would tell Tyler and Hydeia that they may not have a long life, but Razor Ramon was there to tell them that it’s all going to be alright.
Since then, Hydeia has become an advocate to educate people about HIV and AIDS.
Tyler Small and she were the first kids who were born with HIV. When she was six years old, Hydeia started to advocate for funding for medication and research. People with HIV were being discriminated against, but they had to go out in public to spread factual information.
Now, Tyler Small is a father who loves his family so much.
He has three kids who are HIV negative, and he has been married for five happy years. His wife is lovely and is perfectly healthy while his four-year-old kid loves to wrestle and watch wrestling DVDs.
Tyler is glad that he exceeded the expectations of doctors.
He was told back then that he could not grow old and have a job or a family. But he proved them wrong.
Hydeia hopes that the kids of today will be more informed about HIV and AIDS.
The disease is no funny business, and Hydeia believes that people should be like Razor Ramon and treat people with HIV/AIDs with respect and compassion.
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