Prayers for Erik "The Hulk" Conde

SOMETIMES EVEN HEROES NEED SAVING


On Thursday, December 27th, 2018 Erik Conde, father of three and loving husband arrived at his job as a Firefighter Paramedic for Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue, where he's been serving with distinction for over 4 years. Erik had no reason to think this shift would be unlike the countless others he’s served with his second family of fellow firefighters. Running calls, assisting the public, eating meals and laughing and joking with his crew. Little did Erik know that in less than 24 hours he would go from being someone who responded to the needs of others on some of the worst days of their lives to literally fighting for his own.


Friday morning, less than 30 minutes prior to the end of his shift, Erik suddenly collapsed onto the floor of his Fire Station, his heart not pumping and his body not breathing. His crew, his second family feared the worst. Putting aside their shock they began the life-saving work that they were trained on for years. Training to be put to service helping the community they serve, but never with the thought of needing to save one of their own. Erik was found to be in a severely life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia and was not breathing on his own. Thanks to the quick thinking of his crew, he was able to be defibrillated and his heart re-started. Unfortunately, Erik never regained consciousness.


As firefighters, as paramedics we are used to coming to the assistance of others, it’s not in our nature to ask for help. Now we are asking for your help. Erik is currently in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Aventura Medical Center. The diagnosis is that Erik’s lungs were somehow injured, probably from an infection he’d been harboring as many of the patients we come in contact with are fighting an illness of one kind or another.


The doctors are unsure as to what caused his cardiac arrest but for now, he is on an ECMO machine. Being used to bypass his lungs, oxygenate his blood and keep his body and brain alive while his injured lungs heal.


He has his wife.

He has his children

He has his parents and family

And he has his fire & police family.


Erik’s road to recovery will be a long and potentially expensive one but make no mistake, a Husband, a Father, a Son, a Brother is still fighting for his life. From our family to yours we are asking for your help. If you could donate what you can to help offset expenses for Erik’s medical and family care it would mean the world to us.
Thank you.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 9 mos
  • Michael Napoli 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Larissa Castelluber 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Trenee Zweigle 
    • $15 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brian Polomny 
Organizer
Boca Raton, FL
Rachel Sintay Conde 
Beneficiary
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