KITCHENER — "Fight Till The End". The newly inked tattoo on Cody Richard’s arm is an indelible reminder of both his failing body and unflagging courage.
The Kitchener teenager overcame many medical challenges, having been born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Dozens of surgeries were needed throughout his childhood for the spinal cord development problem and the buildup of fluid inside his skull with the hydrocephalus.
Despite all those issues, he was an active and happy child.