Richard’s ‘comeback was bigger than the setback’

On Saturday, Mar. 4, 15 year old Kaiden Richard, shattered his Tibia and Fibula during a Baseball game. He had surgery to put a plate and nine screws in. All were unsure if he would ever be able to play sports again but he didn’t let that stop him.

He would always say “the comeback is bigger than the set back”. While at church camp over the summer, he decided that he wanted to run the 10K at St. Judes Marathon in Memphis, Tenn. as his big “comeback”.

On Sept. 8, he had his second surgery to remove the plate and screws. Saturday, Dec. 2, he accomplished what he said he would. He finished the 10K (6.2 miles) with a time of 1-hour even. His drive and determination are amazing. He never let’s anything stop him.

Richard is in the 10th grade at Singer High School and his parents are Clint and Jenee Richard of Singer.

He also raised $1,820 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.