During a routine 36-week sonogram, Devi and Matt received news no parent wants to hear: their son, Ryder, and their pregnancy were in jeopardy. That night, during the dark, rainy, and tearful journey to Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Ryder truck pulled directly in front of the family van and the headlights illuminated, “Ryder, Ever Better.” To most, the truck was simply a truck, but for Devi and Matt it was a beacon of hope. That truck led them all the way into Baltimore, strengthening their hearts and calming their fears.
Two long and stressful days later, Devi and Matt's beautiful son was born after a 2.5 hour event led by 45 surgeons that can only be described as a miracle. Four weeks later, on May 11, 2019, Ryder Franklin Conley, was called back to heaven, leaving behind a legacy of hope and love.
To celebrate and honor Ryder’s legacy, the family, along with RMH, is raising funds to purchase important House items from the RMH Wish List. On September 18, the same Ryder truck that gave hope at the beginning Devi and Matt’s journey, will deliver the donated items to The Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore.