On May 31st, 2017 (his and wife Colleen's 25th Wedding Anniversary) Ron was admitted to the hospital and found to have a brain infection that landed him in the ICU for an extended period of time, with his family and friends left not knowing if he would survive. After being in an induced coma and a breathing tube for 5 days he was taken out of the sedation. The medical team gave the family a 50/50 chance of whether Ron would get through this. To the continued amazement of medical professionals, 8 hours later Ron began moving his eyes, then holding Colleen's hand and nodding to commands. After ICU, he was moved to another floor and then to the rehab floor to help him regains strength. He was released from the hospital at the end of this week! God is good!
Ron is a fighter, and whether he has had surgery, chemo, or any other procedure he has kept doing everything in his power to take care of his family and help friends.
Although he has been released from the hospital, Ron is unable to work. With mounting medical bills we are hoping this gofundme account will take some stress off of Ron and Colleen to give them the opportunity to focus on his recovery from the infection, continued treatment for his cancer and less worry of finances.
If you would like to know more of Ron's story visit: caringbridge.org ronsemerau
Thank you in advance for your support and God Bless!
- Elsa Johnson & Rick Mattson
- Dean and Beth Widenski
- Eileen Dock
- Corrine Forrestal
- John Heppelmann
Organizer and beneficiary
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