Shelley Buck – Artist and Author of “Leave Your Light On”

cityCURRENT Radio Show Host, Andrew Bartolotta, sits down with artist, storyteller, and mother, Shelley Buck as she shares the heart-breaking and inspiring true story of her oldest son Ryder, his unrelenting spirit and how it can teach us all to leave our light on and shine bright for the world to see.

Shelley Buck was the mother of 3 boys when her oldest was diagnosed with cancer at 22 years old. What happened next was a transformation of the parent-child relationship while Shelley learned how to let Ryder deal with his diagnosis his way. Ryder ultimately beat cancer, only to lose his life later in a car accident.

Ryder became the inspiration for a new character in FROZEN 2 and for one of the film’s new songs. Her new book, Leave Your Light On, is a vivid and poignant look at their journey and the intricacies of letting our loved ones be the people they are meant to be.

Visit to explore more about Ryder’s music, his story, the book Leave Your Light On and more.

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