Chris Riddick

Chris Riddick

Quality Manager at Thordon Bearings Inc

Location:
3225 Mainway, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(905) 335-1440

General Information

Affiliations

Quality Manager  - Thomson-Gordon Group

Recent News  

Chris Riddick hugs his son Boston, who is struggling with Duchenne muscular dystrophy progresses, on Saturday April 15, 2017 in St. Catharines Ont. Allan Benner/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network
Chris Riddick hugs his son Boston, who is struggling with Duchenne muscular dystrophy progresses, on Saturday April 15, 2017 in St. Catharines Ont. The visit to the fire hall was a chance to create a precious memory for Boston, his father Chris Riddick and Chris' girlfriend Paulina Kalucka. "It's not fair, it's not right," Chris says. He hoped his oldest son would at least make it to his early 20s. "He was doing good," Chris says. He recalls taking Gibson to see a show on a Sunday. Three days later, Gibson was dead. It was devastating to the family, and especially Boston. "They were like best buddies," Chris says. But since leaving that renovated house with his wife following the divorce, Chris - who shares equal custody of Boston - now faces the huge expense of making changes to his new St. Catharines home to accommodate Boston's needs. He needs a wheelchair lift to allow Boston to access the second floor of his home. "I had two people come in who quoted me $14,000 just to get him up five stairs," Chris says. The bathroom will need renovations to accommodate a wheelchair, too. Chris works full time at a very supportive Burlington company, Thordon Bearings, but covering the costs of upgrading his home for Boston is an expense that he can't afford. Although there are organizations that help with expenses like that, Chris says they're usually earmarked for people on social assistance programs. And despite his struggle Chris says he can't bring himself to ask for help again, after seeing the overwhelming generosity of the community in 2011. "I'll get through it. I'm not someone who would give up," he says.

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