Condition: Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy
City, State: Eagle Point, OR
Club: North Medford High School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 1377
Date Adopted: 11/09/2017
Ryder's Story:Precious little Ryder came into this world on September 14, 2015, after her mother suffered a series of emergencies during delivery.
Because of the trauma during the delivery, little Ryder immediately endured 17 minutes of CPR and was then rushed into a procedure where she was actually put into a ‘freeze’ mode in order to save her life.
The fast actions of the medical team proved to be a success in saving this fragile baby’s life. However, in the aftermath, Ryder was diagnosed with Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, microcephaly (affects the nervous system), epilepsy, and static encephalopathy.
In laymen’s terms, Ryder is a little girl who suffers with many health issues that include daily seizures, severe acid reflux, a tremor disorder, permanent brain damage, poor vision, and no temperature control, along with so many other health challenges. Not to mention, she is wheelchair bound and requires a feeding tube at this stage of her life.
Ryder is now two-years-old, and she is one determined and vivacious little girl who loves to defy the odds. Currently, she is receiving various kinds of therapy that will help her with speech, muscle strength, and mobility. Already she is achieving milestones she was told she never would.
This incredibly brave child has faced many difficult challenges, and has many more ahead of her. However, she remains a happy bright-eyed smiley little girl.
Ryder loves her family, especially her big sister. She has a sweet gentle nature about her, and a smile that lights up the room.
Ryder will be adopted as a Sparrow to North Medford High School. Students at NMHS will work hard to raise money for Ryder through sponsored community service and fundraising projects.