Ronald Mercier Memorial Fund

Ronnie was dealt a bad card with his health.  Having his first heart attack at 31 and then a quadruple bypass that revealed a possible birth defect in his heart.  Then, unfortunately, the medicine he was put on for his heart caused kidney failure.  After that, he was required to have dialysis 3 times a week.  Dialysis posed a huge challenge with different ports failing and infections becoming an issue.  We tried to get him on the list to receive a donor's kidney but his heart was too weak for the surgery and we couldn't get him on the list for a heart because of his kidneys.  This was heartbreaking because a family member was a match!  He spent his lasts months in a nursing home rehabilitation center trying to recover from a septic infection from complications of dialysis.

Through all of this, my brother remained positive.  When we last visited him he said I am going to make it through this and put both thumbs in the air.  He had a fighting spirit and I will be forever grateful to know him and have his love.

Now, my brother Ronnie was no angel by any means!!!  But, I can truly say he was a sweet, kind, loving man that had a quick wit.  I always thought he should have pursued being a comedian.  Another talent was in the baby department, I rarely met a child or baby that did not just want to go over and jump in his lap.  He would have made a great Santa!  But no gray hair yet???

Finally, several of y'all requested to help, so I have set up this page.  So, therefore, in lieu of flowers for his memorial please consider donating to his fund which will help with costs for the memorial and extensive medical bills.  Thank you all so much for your generosity!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • EMPL Cohort 4 
    • $1,200 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Debbie Wiatrek 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Jamie Gifford 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
See all

Organizer

Jeannine Mercier Guerra 
Organizer
Cedar Park, TX
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