Our amazing friend Julio Ramirez lost his life tragically from an unknown illness on March 16, 2020, leaving behind his wife and 2 sons. Julio was just 43 years old.
Julio was traveling back from a business trip on Sunday morning March 8th from Indiana when he realized he not feeling well with flu-like symptoms. On Monday he called Kaiser to try to make an appointment with a doctor. The doctor called and diagnosed Julio with flu and prescribed medicine. He was not feeling better so he called and emailed to see a doctor. No return calls or response of any kind. On Friday His wife Julie took him to urgent care at Kaiser Hospital-Downey. He was very week, had to be wheel-chaired and was having difficulty breathing. He was checked in and was told by the receptionist that a doctor would be calling him. They waited and eventually a doctor called him on the phone He told the doctor how he was having difficulty breathing and feeling very week. The doctor sent him for a chest X-ray, said it sounded like pneumonia and would have a prescription ready for him at the pharmacy. Not the doctor or anyone at urgent care took his vitals or addressed the fact that he was having difficulty breathing. The only one who even looked at him was the X-ray technician who took the chest X-ray. Julio asked what he saw and the technician responded to call his doctor within a week. A week will be this Thursday and Julio passed away in his sleep on Monday morning. He can't call for results on Thursday as he is no longer with us.
Julio was a loving husband, father, son, and brother and a dear and caring friend to all who knew him. We all are grieving at our premature loss of a truly great man. Please help us raise money to support his funeral costs and to support his wife and 2 sons.
- Lyle Fields
- Desi Kraiem