In July, Dillon Richards turned 17 years old. He was working side by side with is dad all summer in the landscaping industry. Dillon’s hard earned pay checks were being saved to buy his first car. Life for this willing, flexible, happy, funny, “not picky” teenager was falling into place. He bought that truck and spent nights and weekends with a mechanic mentor repairing and replacing the motor. Dillon finally had his first ride.
As the senior year at Granite Hills began, he started to dream of life after high school. “The truck rebuild was fun and I learned so many new things. I really like the thought of working with computerized mechanics and engines.” The plan of enlisting in the Air Force floated to the top of the list of possible career choices.
The Air Force will definitely want Dillon some day. And they will get a young man with perseverance and determination. They will understand that his battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia was just a bump in his road of life and that Dillon would exemplify the best.
Thank you for joining Dillon’s Village. We appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers, words of encouragement and well wishes. We will all help Dillon get through this difficult time; because sometimes, “It takes a village.”