Make-A-Wish dream comes true

PHOTOS BY ROXY STIENBLOCK/PLAINSMAN Rydder Pomerico, 10, is shown with his family, in mother Ashten's arms, father Ryan, Landon, Royall and Bankks. Rydder, who has an auto-immune disorder, was granted his wish for a camper on Sunday through Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana. Volunteers Mary Jacobs, far left, and Laurie Smith, far right, join the family.

HURON — On Sunday, Rydder Pomerico received his wish  for a camper from Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana.

Pomerico, who is 10, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. He has been to countless doctors, specialists, and hospitals in Huron, Sioux Falls, Rochester, Minn., and Omaha, Neb., since he was 2-months-old. In February 2021, Pomerico was diagnosed with Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia and SCIC (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency), which left him with almost no immune system to help him thrive and fight off infections.

Rydder loves to play hockey, go swimming and camping.

Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

They want to bring the power of wishing to every eligible child because every step of the wish journey can help children build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and over 265 volunteers, Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana has granted more than 2,300 wishes. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana, visit


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