Love for Ryder

This is for my son Ryder. Ryder is almost 2 years old, he is a really special little guy. He was in a horrific drunk driving roll over car accident with his father. (We have been seperated for the past year). I got a phone call Saturday evening and rushed to the hospital immediately.
Ryder's father fled the accident scene and as of now is still on the run and has not made any attempt to see Ryder or take responsibility for his actions. No ambulance was called, instead his Grandmother was called and she did everything she could to help cover up the accident and keep her son out of trouble. I later learned that Ryder was picked up and moved out of his carseat after the accident (tow truck driver said he was shocked anyone walked out of the vehicle alive). They learned his leg was broken because they couldnt get him to stand on it. He was moved into another carseat after waiting 45 minutes or longer before he was driven to a hospital where he was abandoned.
Ryder is on day 3 in the hospital now and he his stable. His right femur bone was badly broken and had deep lacerations to his right hand. The plastic surgeons that operated said that with rehab he should have a full recovery with full mobility. Ryder has casts on over 60% of his body, leaving his left arm as his only free limb. Over the next 8 weeks Ryder is going to have to go through several rehabilitation programs. We are also going to have to provide him with a larger bed with removable sides, as well as a new stroller and other creature comforts. He is also wearing two different size diapers at one time.
Chris (my boyfriend) and I will be taking quite a bit of time off work and we could really use your help. One of the biggest reasons for this fundraiser is for legal services. So that we can get a lawyer and make sure that justice is served to those individuals responsible and to ensure that we get full custody of my son so that we can make sure nothing like this ever happens to him agian. Also medical bills, expenses and anything else that we may need to keep Ryder as comfortable as we can through all of this. Anything helps.
Thank you, Ryder thanks you too.
God bless.
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Shantelle Friese 
Organizer
Newcastle, CA
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