Operation: Emergency Room (OER) - ER VISIT NEEDED

Help an Army veteran receive life-saving and injury-preventative, hospital care!

After failing to recover from a spinal fusion surgery in the past, Rob's been hurting ever since. His condition continues to worsen, but his lack of medical insurance and finances are keeping him from going to a hospital or doctor for treatment. He's tormented daily by his physical pain and lack of rest. He's a neighbor and friend of mine, and I would love to help him any way that I can. Thus, I've created a GoFundMe Campaign, explaining some of the things he may need done in the ER/Hospital, and what those potential costs may be. Expenses are listed below. For now, anything helps. Prayers are needed. Leave words of encouragement in the comments below. Share this link/Campaign. Support an Army veteran! Donate and help Rob continue to live and function, pain-free and without the worries of financial burdens.

ER Visit ..............................................($150 - $3,000 based on "severity")
MRI Exams (x4) ..............................($200 - $700 each, based on location)
X-Ray Exams (x4) ...........................($37 - $1000 each, based on location)
Neurologist assessment ..............(on-call; hospital/medical billing)
Blood work/Labs and tests ....... ($100 - $800, based on level of testings)
Over-night hospital fees ............ ($2,000 - average per night)
Medications .................................... ($$$ - depends on recommendations)
Breathing Tubes ............................ (hospital/medical billing)
Additional ER-Visit Fees
Additional Hospital Care fees
Other Medical Billing

We anticipate this will total anywhere from $5,000 - $10,000+, considering Rob DOES NOT have medical insurance. Thus, the first $5,000 - $10,120 raised will go immediately towards an ER visit and the things listed above. The remaining $9,000 raised will go towards a $9,000 deductible fee in order for Rob to enroll/use medical insurance beginning January 2021.

Any donation amount is appreciated and will go directly to the costs listed above. Keep in mind, GoFundMe extracts fees from your donations:

(Your $$ donation) - ($0.30 donation fee) - (Your $$ donation  x  .029 transaction fee) = YOUR ACTUAL  CONTRIBUTION

EXAMPLE for Formula:  ($20) - ($0.30) - ($20 x .029) = $19.12

        If you donate $1, your actual contribution is $0.67.

        If you donate $5, your actual contribution is $4.55.

        If you donate $20, your actual contribution is $19.12.


If 1,000 people donated $20 each, we would meet our current goal of $19,120 collectively. There will be $0.00 LEFT OVER from this goal.  You can also donate via CashApp to: $desireisdope (Desire Ramos) and specify "FOR ROB" or "OER CAMPAIGN" or express exactly what/how you would like your contributions to be utilized. I will personally reach out to you to confirm reception of your donations. 

will go directly to the medical costs detailed above. NOTHING WILL BE TAKEN OUT for Rob’s personal use/gain. My wife and I WILL NOT be taking a single penny for organizing this fundraiser either. Every penny is purposed for Rob’s ER visit, medical bills, and future interventions. This "goal amount" is subject to change and will be modified when prices are determined by a hospital, doctor, or clinically certified physician.

Just knowing where Rob stands health-wise, and knowing what could be done to “fix him up" via an ER visit -  this will give Rob and his wife some sense of peace. Depending on the doctors' recommendations and cost estimates, we may need to update our “GOAL” amount to match the costs for these life-saving solutions, surgeries and interventions. We will provide proof of cost-changes. The current rumored estimate for his potential surgeries are an additional $14,000 - $26,000. This would be in addition to the ER visit costs, and will bring our new total to between $33,200—$45,200 (TBD).  We’ll tackle this one if/when we get there...

        Rob needs our help to get in an ER. He needs YOUR help! He can be your loved one - your brother, son, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, nephew, relative, neighbor or friend! He's currently in lots of pain and doesn’t get more than a couple hours of sleep each night. He can barely walk, sit, lay down, or do anything. He NEEDS a hospital/ER visit. ANYTHING HELPS! The list of fees and expenses are provided above for your general awareness as to where your monies are actually going. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! As we spread the word and seek financial assistance for Rob, we also ask for prayers. Please pray for his heart, mind and soul - for physical and spiritual rest, recovery and healing. & Please pray for the overall comfort and peace of Rob and his wife, as they continue to endure through this together, despite not having an established support system.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2020! Help Rob receive life-saving and injury-preventative, hospital care!

THANK YOU for your time and support! Updates will be posted as they come.

Curious as to what a spinal fusion is?
WebMD has a nice video here: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/video/spinal-fusion


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