Noah James Richardson, age 20, passed away January 28, 2021 following a bravely fought battle with COVID-19. He was born December 7, 2000 in Colorado Springs, CO, to Rebecca McNeal and Allen Richardson. Noah graduated from Coronado High School in 2019, and attended Pikes Peak Community College, where he planned to earn his nursing degree.
He was well known for his beautiful smile, humor, compassion, tenacity, unrelenting positivity and zest for life. Some of Noah’s favorite things included PC gaming, watching football, fishing, kayaking, hiking, weightlifting, playing with his dogs, drinking copious amounts of milk, adding to his extensive Nike collection, and most of all, spending time with friends & family. He lived and loved on a grand scale, and never took a day for granted.
Always outgoing, Noah formed close bonds with those he held dear, including his Costco work family, his high school football family, and the wonderful nurses, CAs, doctors and support staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who took such good care of him these past two years. He considered them all part of his extended family.
Noah bravely faced cancer twice, and despite all odds, he prevailed. He inspired thousands of people with his positive outlook, perseverance and refusal to be limited or defined by cancer. His positivity and enthusiasm led to his position as a Patient Ambassador with Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. He was extremely passionate about the foundation’s cause of raising money and awareness, to provide resources for families confronted with medical and financial hardships in the face of difficult diagnoses.
Noah leaves a lifetime of beautiful memories for his parents, his brother, Jayce Richardson, and the love of his life, Baillie Perales, all of Colorado Springs. He is lovingly remembered by his grandparents: Jim McNeal (Lisa) of Sedalia, MO; Jannie Richardson and Jeff Stinson, both of Colorado Springs; his aunt Jessica Stinson (Joseph Choi) and his uncle Jeffrey Stinson (Jasmine Cooper), all of Colorado Springs, and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Galen Richardson.
Noah’s celebration of life will be be held later this year, and details will be announced closer to the time. If you would like to honor Noah, please consider donating to one of these organizations in his name. They have all helped our family tremendously during very difficult times, and we would love to see their kindness paid forward in Noah’s memory.
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation – https://secure.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/site/Donation2?1660.donation=form1&df_id=1660&mfc_pref=T&utm_source=web_fdn&utm_medium=mainbutton&s_subsrc=fdn_buttongcj&_ga=2.94325022.2060078314.1612405892-2040662026.1580263444
Brent’s Place – https://www.classy.org/give/321666/#!/donation/checkout
Ronald McDonald House Denver/Aurora – https://rmhc-denver.org/donate/