The 11-Year-Old HIV/AIDS Activist Who Moved Oprah to Tears

Season 3 Episode 303
Aired on 01/17/2014 | CC
Born HIV-positive, doctors originally told Hydeia Broadbent's adoptive parents that she wouldn't live past the age of 5. Yet in 1996, the 11-year-old activist was already speaking publicly about her disease and appearing on national television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Take a look back at Hydeia's journey and personal struggles.

Plus: Find out what Hydeia is up to today