Why We Rally for Riley

This is Riley Benado. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in California just last year, serving as the school’s varsity cheerleading captain. She seems like any other teenager, writing that she loves “wakeboarding, taking pictures, writing poetry, and listening to [her] favorite singer, Taylor Swift.” But there’s something about Riley that she doesn’t share […]

Daughter: “Hopefully, by telling my mother’s story, it will inspire others…”

My mother, Susan, passed away at 55 from Stage 3 ovarian cancer, but in no way did the cancer define who she was. My mom was an incredible woman, daughter, friend, sister, wife, cousin, mother, and grandmother. No matter what corner of the Earth she would travel to, she would always run into someone she […]