K. FRASER: 'Daddy Can Fly'
The focus of Richard K. Fraser's life was his 22-
month-old son, Aidan, who suffers from neurofibromatosis,
a disease that causes tumors to grow at the end of
nerves. "Aidan was the joy of his life," said Mr.
Fraser's wife, Suzanne. "He came home at 7 every day and
played with Aidan. He would talk to him about the Giants,
tickle him, everything."
Aidan called Saturday Daddy's Day, because on
Saturdays Mr. Fraser, 32, took Aidan out to see the big
city, where he worked as a manager at Aon. The father and
son went to the Central Park Zoo, the museums, the
playgrounds and the public library. "He was the kind of
guy who wanted kids even when he was quite young," Mrs.
Fraser said. The couple planned to have three more
children, but they postponed conceiving the second one to
the end of the year because of Aidan's illness. "I told
Aidan that Daddy was an angel," Mrs. Fraser said, "and he
thinks it's really cool that Daddy can fly."