Ryder had suffered from joint problems for all of his two years of life. He'd had bi-lateral OCD surgery at an early age and had intermittently shown lameness in his hindquarters thereafter. But when he injured his knee playing and was diagnosed with a torn ACL, his family was unable to afford another surgery because Ryder's dad had lost his job. In desperation, Ryder's mom turned to Labrador Life Line for assistance. At that point Ryder could not put any weight on the injured leg and his back muscles were becoming atrophied because he was not able to walk. Thankfully, through the support of Labrador Life Line's generous donors, Ryder received the operation he so desperately needed and is living the life of Riley --- I mean Ryder --- once again!