The one word that best describes Riley's life today is "Difficult."
If Riley could change one thing in the world he would want "Single moms to have more help."
One year from today, Riley would "Like for his mom to be doing better."
If Riley's life were a movie it would be about "Helping single moms get back on their feet."
I saw Riley today skim boarding and remember seeing him the last couple weeks surfing. I asked him where his surfboard was and immediately he grabbed it and wanted me to take pictures of him. So here is one of the many pictures.
Riley is a sweet kid with the weight of the world on his shoulders. For a 12 year old boy, he has more compassion than most adults, including myself.
I have a feeling I'm going to be seeing a lot of Riley in the days ahead and I look forward to getting to know him.