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Ryder's Race raises funds for child attacked by dogs 3 years ago

Posted November 10, 2018 4:48 p.m. EST
Updated November 10, 2018 4:51 p.m. EST

Ryder's Race 5K

— Dozens of people gathered in Clayton to support a boy mauled by dogs three years ago.

Ryder’s Race 5K started Saturday morning to raise money for the Ryder Wells Benefit Fund.

Ryder Wells was almost 2 years old when he was seriously injured by Rottweiler dogs in November 2015.

His injuries included a punctured lung, a broken arm, a broken jaw and the loss of the left side of his face. He’s undergone multiple surgeries.

“It’s a great turnout,” his mother, Brittany Wells, said in a Facebook video before the race began Saturday.

Runners and walkers cheered as Ryder and his family approached in a golf cart before starting the 3.1-mile course.