As soon as Darrell and Sue Rider learned about Bandit, they were hooked. They weren’t scared of Bandit’s special needs at all — because Darrell happens to be in a wheelchair, too.
“The most intriguing part of Bandit is that he and I share the same type of paralysis and use a wheelchair to get around,” Darrell Rider, Bandit’s new dad, told The Dodo. “Because Sue and I know what it’s like for life in a wheelchair, we knew what was needed for Bandit. We also felt a much deeper connection.”