Headliners and local representatives announced for 56th Telethon of Stars
PADUCAH, Ky.— Hydrocephalus is a condition that we don't hear about every day, but one young man living with that and a seizure disorder is focusing on giving back instead of giving up.
Ryan Riley has been chosen as an adult representative for this year's Telethon of Stars. He has been involved with the Easter Seals since he was a baby because of a condition called hydrocephalus. "The simple way to explain it is water on the brain," said Riley.
It makes learning and independent living more difficult, but that's where the Easter Seals step in to make things easier. Riley said, "I've been able to work, graduate with a high school diploma... I've been able to accomplish a lot."
His is a story of success backed by the generosity of an entire community that gives en mass once a year during the Telethon of Stars. The 56th annual event is just 60 days away. Telethon Chairman Lori Devine says, "Our community will come together without fail again to change the course of so many lives."
Riley says he hopes his story will spur more success and even more generosity at this year's telethon. "I think I can inspire a lot of people... A lot of kids. Hopefully I can help raise a lot of money, and that's my goal."
This year's Telethon of Stars will be live from The Carson Center November 10th and 11th. It kicks off on that Saturday night at 10:00. The Lions Club will be will be taking donations until Sunday afternoon at 1:00.