New group helps kids with cancer
March 25, 2002
Ryder Allen Howie was like most 5-year-olds, living each day for the now and every minute as a kid.
He was just 15 months old when doctors discovered a malignant tumor in his brain. It was cancer and it couldn't be stopped.
At 2 and a half, Ryder lost his sight. Soon after, he was fitted with child-size, blue-colored hearing aids. The kid with the undaunting smile and unbreakable spirit lost his battle with cancer in February of last year.
"Ryder never missed nothing. Even though he couldn't see, he was the most talkative little blabby," Ryder's grandmother, Maureen Weatherly, said. "He was...