Ricky, our adopted son from Cuernovaca, Morelos, Mexico, joined our family in May 1989. He is a definite "miracle kid", born 2 1/2 months premature when his birth mother suffered a major brain aneurism bleed and died on the way to the hospital. On a teaching trip to Cuenovaca, I met a delightful bright eyed little boy named Ricardo. He became the answer to Stefanie and Ann's persistent yearning for a little brother after mountainous paperwork and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The Good Lord must have meant this child to live and give powerful contributions to other's lives both in Mexico and here. He is a sunbeam of a child most of the time.
Ricky officially became a Hylton in May, 1990 and a US Citizen in Jan. 1994. He currently attends 8th grade at McKnight Middle School in Renton where he is in a combination of self-contained and inclusion classes focused on academics and pre-vocational skills. Because he has cerebral palsy, Ricky uses a wheelchair to get around school and a computer as his pen and paper. Ricky loves music and singing. Stefanie has converted him to "Oldies 93.7" local radio and Ann to "Young Country". He is an avid Sports Fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners. He always gives much more than he asks!
Of course we are fast moving into adolescence with all of it's energy and challenges.