Prosthetics for Meningitis Survivor Ronell

UF IFAS Soil and Water Sciences graduate student Ronell S.H. Bridgemohan contracted neisseria meningitidis. (ie. that scary disease that can cross the blood-brain barrier that they warn you about when you’re going to college!) Through the goodness of the universe, he survived with his vibrant personality intact, however, complications included septicemia and multiple organ failure; heart, lung, kidney, liver. 

Vasopressors and purpura fulminans caused severe damage to his legs, feet and hands. He is currently undergoing daily wound care and limb salvation treatment while still continuing to pursue his graduate education! Despite vigorous wound care and multiple surgeries, doctors were forced to amputate several fingers and part of his left foot leaving him unable to walk.

To aid in his recovery and re-institute his independent mobility we’re collecting donations for his ongoing health care and to get prosthetics.
  • Shanel Balloo 
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Fletcher Barton 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Edward Blouin 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Ingrid Lefebvre 
    • $30 
    • 10 mos
  • Krishna Debysingh 
    • $150 
    • 11 mos
See all

Fundraising team: University of Florida Soil & Water Sciences Dept (7)

Michael Francis James 
Raised $280 from 6 donations
Gainesville, FL
Ronell Bridgemohan 
Ronell Bridgemohan 
Team member
Raised $9,025 from 51 donations
Michael Sisk 
Team member
Raised $7,468 from 93 donations
Matt Whiles 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Audrey Goeckner 
Team member
See all
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more