Keith Ridgeway, a Greenwood County Station 75 firefighter who is fighting stage 4 brain cancer, chats with friends Saturday at the Team Keith Ridgeway Benefit. Station 75 hosted this event to raise money and support for Ridgeway and his family.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Keith Ridgeway, a Greenwood County Station 75 firefighter who is fighting stage 4 brain cancer, chats with friends Saturday at the Team Keith Ridgeway Benefit. Station 75 hosted this event to raise money and support for Ridgeway and his family. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
NINETY SIX - Terri Lantham remembers many summers with her little brother, Keith Ridgeway.
“Evel Knievel was the big thing when we were growing up,“ Lantham said. “And there was a lot of going down hills, building ramps and things like that."


One memorable summer afternoon sticks out for Lantham.
“We were going down a hill in our banana-seat bikes, his was green and he goes ‘Hey watch this,’ and raised his feet to go on his handlebars,” Lantham said. “Next thing I know, he’s going down the hill, sans bicycle. He had a lot of skin burns, road rash after that one.”
Ridgeway’s summers of daredevil, “Hey, watch this,” escapades have prepared him for his latest challenge, Lantham said. Ridgeway, now 52 and a volunteer firefighter with Greenwood County Fire Station 75, was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in December.

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