Donna White sits peacefully on a bench as she watches young athletes run around the racing track at Lancaster High School.
For White, those runners help keep her son’s memory alive, as they energetically engage in the activity he loved but was too ill to do in the last months of his life.
White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died in February 2006 from Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). He was 19.
KLS is a rare neurological disorder that may result in altered behavior and a need for excessive sleep.