Tim was hospitalized on Sunday, November 8th as he was struggling to breathe due to COVID and bilateral pneumonia. He was quite stable alternating between the high flow nasal cannula and bipap - but last night he took a turn for the worse. He has been moved to ICU and is now sedated and on a ventilator. He needs a miracle to survive this - please, please pray!
Tim is a devout Christian, loyal husband, loving father, and a beloved teacher. He leads by example with his calm demeanor and integrity and is highly respected in the Grand Forks community. He truly lives his life to serve others. Many people have reached out to me and asked how they can help - and I feel like now is the time to give back. If you are able to help out the Rygh family financially, please consider doing so. Stacey, his wife, recently accepted a job at UND earlier this month. Because she is newly hired, she doesn’t qualify for PTO or assistance from FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act). She wants to be by her husband’s side and medical bills are adding up. The last thing I want is for any of them to worry about finances.
If you would like to assist with this financial burden, any donations would be greatly appreciated. All funds raised will go directly to Tim’s medical costs and related recovery treatment. The outpouring of love, prayers, and support during this difficult time has been so appreciated. Everyone is holding onto the hope that Tim will continue to fight for his life.