Jenna Bush and her book cover
03/19/2008 at 08:00 AM EDT
There's a happy post-script to Jenna Bush's non-fiction 2007 book
, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope
– the tale of a 17-year-old single mother in Latin America who is living with HIV.
"I took Ana's baby to get her HIV test," the first daughter, 26, informed a convention of young Jewish activists Tuesday at the Washington Hilton, reports The Washington Post
"She's negative," Bush revealed, as her audience burst into applause.
Speaking before a "Make It Matter" luncheon hosted by United Jewish Communities – whose Web site
described its special guest as an "international children's rights advocate, New York Times
bestselling author and daughter of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush – Bush said, "I ignorantly thought when I met Ana that she would be scared or have trust issues."
Her assumption proved wrong, the author and bride-to-be
"All this anger had evaporated. She was living such a positive life," said Bush. "It's a lesson to all of us that there are people carrying heavy burdens but who live with such optimism."
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