Medical Treatment for Ryder
Sew and Sow, an outreach ministry of MPC, is helping to make hand-sewn items for a local grandmother, Susan Eddings, to sell at the St. Augustine Artisan Market.
All of the proceeds go to help her grandson, Ryder, with his medical treatments.
Ryder, now a seven-year-old, was born with neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. His parents were told to take him home and love him, but were not given much hope about this future (Ryder also has cerebral palsy and epilepsy).
However, because of his grandmother’s efforts, the family has been able to fund Ryder’s medical treatments and get him the help he needs.
“We’ve seen significant changes in Ryder’s eyesight,” Mrs. Eddings said. “He can actually sit and watch TV a little bit. He makes much better eye contact. He’s tracking objects.” Sew and Sow is currently making tissue holders for Mrs. Eddings to sell to help with Ryder’s treatments. The family is very grateful.
The Artisan Market is located at 162 San Marco Avenue
"We've seen significant changes in Ryder's eyesight," Mrs. Eddings said. "He can actually sit and watch TV a little bit. He makes much better eye contact. He's tracking objects."
- Susan Eddings