Many players were shook up with this news. Charles Barkley said,” Its kind of like a death of a brother”. Magic said,” the hard thing was preparing for death and on top of that how different I be looked at now that I have HIV”. Times were hard on Magic and his family. Magic began to give up till his wife Cookie Johnson told him to get up and do something. So he found Elizabeth Glaser who was living with HIV. She wants Magic to be the face of HIV. Magic said,” she inspired me”. Many try to reach out to Magic asking to be the spokes persons for the HIV and AIDS community. One write said Magic was going to die soon so he should hurry. So in response he wrote a letter to the President asking for some support. And that was the start of a new life Magic Johnson had entered to change the world for the better.