Ronne was admitted to the hospital on March 31st. It started with a slight cough, and by the next day he developed a very high fever and respiratory issues. His wife, Dianna, immediately took him into the hospital. Shortly after being submitted, Ron tested positive for COVID-19 and developed severe issue with his lungs, oxygen levels, and also his heart. Ron is 100% quarantined and the family is not able to see him. As of April 19th, he's been on a ventilator for 10 days and is holding fairly steady, which is welcomed news (Dad, keep fighting!). Ron is a very strong man and we know he will get through this with the support of God, prayer and support from his family and friends.
Dianna (wife), Jeff (son), Heather (daughter) and Jon (son-in-law) have also contracted the virus. All seem to be on the tail-end of the complications but please keep the family in your prayers.
With Ron in the hospital, the family income has immediately stopped. We are unsure of how long this will last; it’s fluid and we receive updates day by day, hour by hour. We know he will need at least another week in ICU, then a recovery period at home – it will be a few months, at the minimum, before Ronne can get back to his craft and passion to support his family.
We will use your financial donation directly to pay medical bills for Dianna, Jeff, and Ron, along with daily/monthly living expenses for the entire household for the coming months. Here are a few other ways to support if you're not able to donate financially. We appreciate any shares and notes of encouragement!
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments on any points below, please email "[email redacted]". Our family is monitoring emails and will reply to you as soon as we can. If you would like to donate directly to us, please email as well.
1. Prayer - we host Prayer calls twice a week; Wednesday and Sunday night at 9 PM MST. Please follow Robert McPhail (or any of the siblings!) on Facebook for nightly call in numbers. We encourage you to receive updates via social media or these phone lines, and we also encourage prayers for others that you may know who are in need.
2. Emails, or letters of support. Happy to provide you our address through email.
3. Resources of different financial help our family can apply for through government, non-profits, and other platforms.
We are grateful of all the love and support, it's really inspiring to see people from all walks of life, in different parts of the country, all coming together to support our family. So, thank you for your prayers and support. We continually see blessings in this grim time and want to recognize all of you as a blessing in our lives. We love you and wish your family all the health, support, guidance, and love during these uncertain times.
Pops, we love you and we know we will see you soon. Keep up the fight!
- Patricia Lawrence
- Michelle Schwarz
- Laurie Chase
Organizer and beneficiary
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