Meet Ryder

Ryder is a 9 year old boy who is diagnosed with William syndrome and post pump chorea. His sister, Harper, is another one of our featured Image Bearers! He is also a heart warrior. Ryder had heart surgery at age 2.5. As a result of his surgery, he developed a condition called "Post Pump Chorea." PPC caused him to lose control of all voluntary movements which he has been relearning over the past several years.

This year, Ryder relearned how to walk independently! He also loves dance parties, telling jokes with his AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), and riding his trike!

Follow Ryder on Instagram @_ashleymontano!