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Ron Woodroof founded what became known as the Dallas Buyers Club, which, in a time before efficacious alternatives, distributed AIDS medication through an underground network.
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His fight brought added awareness to the disease, and the awareness in turn helped countless victims find Woodroof and attain a level of help otherwise unavailable.
Woodroof and his story are gaining renewed attention in 2013, as a movie version of his life, Dallas Buyers Club, finally came to fruition after years in limbo. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as Woodroof. McConaughey lost 30 pounds for the role.
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