Toy Drive Keeps Omaha Boy's Legacy Alive
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Omaha, NE - An Omaha family is devoted to keeping a young boy's memory alive. They're holding a toy drive in Ryder Richards' honor.
Ryder died when he was just three years old. He had an aggressive cancer called rhabdoid tumors.
His family decided to take the money they would have spent on birthday presents and buy toys for boys and girls staying at area hospitals. They asked the community to take part too. They gathered 1,500 toys. On what would have been Ryder's fourth birthday, they dropped off toys at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
This year they hope to collect even more toys. Ryder's aunt Robin Richards told us they plan to collect toys every year. She said, "We want all of Omaha to know who Ryder Richards was 39 and that he was here, and he was loved."
They are accepting donations through October 14th. They will once again make the donation on Ryder's birthday, October 15th.
You can learn more about the "From Ryder, with Love" drive on their Facebook page. They include recommended toys as well as the drop off sites.