At the lemonade stand on South Church Avenue on Tuesday, classmates, from left, Kimberly Curry, Ronan Morice, Sam Smith, Landon Wyatt, Wyatt Stoddart and Torrin Stoddart, and Paxton the dog, offer lemonade for donations to help their friend Ridley Brandmayr, who lost most of his right hand in an accident.
“He’ll be awesome,” the teacher said. “He has such a positive attitude. … He’s a fantastic little boy. He’s funny, caring, kind. He’s so supportive of his friends, always there to help someone else out. I was worried for him (until) I realized Ridley’s Ridley. He’s going to conquer. He’s not going to be defeated.”
Her brother created a GoFundMe fundraising campaign online, called Ridley’s Right Hand, to help defray medical bills. Since July 1, the site has raised more than $37,000 toward the $100,000 goal. Ridley is facing several more surgeries and physical therapy, his uncle wrote, “so that he …