Indianapolis - Ryder Trevon Scott Ballinger was born February 19, 2018. He was diagnosed with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and fought every day of his life, despite the many obstacles that were thrown at him. Ryder was such a strong boy and his feats were amazing! He was cared for by the wonderful staff at Riley Children's Hospital for 100 days and was finally able to go home to his family where they showed him the comfort he needed and the love he deserved. His smiles and coos would just brighten anyone's soul. Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:15 a.m., his fight finally came to an end. He was surrounded with love and his family wouldn't have had it any other way.
Ryder is survived by his mother, Shay Morrow; father, Dolphus Ballinger III; sisters, Cataleya White and Nevaeh Morrow; brothers, Romeo White and Ronin Ballinger; aunts, Shante Aaron and Cameron Ballinger; uncles, Darvan Ballinger, Gage Dillehay and Chris Ballinger; grandmothers, Prudence Dillehay and Nancy Jenkins; grandfathers, Erik Dillehay, Daylyn Jenkins and Dolphus “Chuck” Ballinger Jr.; and many other loving family members.
Ryder’s family will receive friends Friday, July 13, 2018, from 10 – 11 am at Englewood Christian Church, 57 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201. A funeral service will follow at 11 am. A committal service will be conducted at New Crown Cemetery, 2101 Churchman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203.
In lieu of flowers, Ryder’s family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Heart Center Fund at Riley Children’s Hospital. Here is the link that can be used to donate online: rileykids.org/donate. At the bottom of the web page there is a box that says “Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift”. Donors should check that box and then they will be prompted to type Ryder’s name in a box titled “Honoree Name”. Donors will need to specifically type “Heart Center Fund” in addition to Ryder’s name In the “Gift Designation” section of the page, donors will need to select “Other” and type “Heart Center Fund” in the box.. For any donor who chooses to donate via check, they can put “Heart Center Fund in memory of Ryder Ballinger” in the memo line and make the check out to “Riley Children’s Foundation”. Checks can be mailed to Riley Children’s Foundation at 30 S. Meridian Street Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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