Gamaliel's Medical Fund

$3,695 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 5 months
Created November 29, 2017
Hello friends wanted to ask you for a monetary donation for our friend  Gamaliel 's Medical Fund.  I am asking everyone to please give as much as you can possibly give to help our  dear friend the artist Gamaliel Ramirez in his medical recovery expendetures and his time of need. He curently finds himself in hospice care at Hogar Rosales del Carmen Calle Los Delgados, Arecibo PR 00612

As a result of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
on Oct 25, 2017 Gamaliel living in Puerto Rico at this time fell and injured himself. He had broken his shoulder and his hip bone. When taken to the hospital at Centro Medico in Rio Pedras P.R. his condition had declined and had to be put on a respirator due to an infection he had in his lungs, consecuently the doctors were not able to operate him for his injuries . At this point the doctors in the hospital were not giving his family much hope for surviving.  He was later moved to the United States navy ship Comfort for his care and is now back at the Centro Medico Hospital recovering doing much better.  
Gamaliel is on a breathing ventilator and will need continued care when he gets discharged from the hospital and possibly move back to Chicago where conditions would be better for his recovery, 
In Puerto Rico conditions are still very bad as a result of hurricane Maria with no electricity and contaminated water in some areas.
This Medical fund will go to Gamaliel's bank account and for him to spend it on his continued care as he wishes.
Gamaliel has authorized his daughter Michelle Ramirez to  be the beneficiary of the Fund for withdrawls  on behalf of her father. Gamaliel is in the hospital and bedridden and unable to make withdraws of the Fund at this time.

Who is Gamaliel Ramirez? 
 In his own words.
Hola, I am an artist who was born in the Bronx, of NY city, a cancer survivor, the father of two daughters and a proud grandfather of two grandchildren. A Boricua, Nuyorican who has worked in Chicago as an artist / teacher artist for over 35 years and now living and working in Santa Rita, San Juan, Puerto Rico. On facebook and on my website and on youtube, I have published albums of my paintings from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and more recent works, another publication includes my murals, poetry, photography, videos, resume,exhibition record, artist statement and more. Thank you. To see video of my murals go to:

Thank you fore your help in this time of need for our friend Gamaliel Ramirez
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Was updated today 4/30/18 by Gamaliel Ramirez daughter Michelle on his condition. He was put on hospice 2 weeks ago. His condition has gotten bad he pulled out his trac.
Friends I ask you to please put our dear friend in prayer. His daughter Michelle will be traveling to be with him to Puerto Rico. I want to than everyone for your continued support and donations in this time of need. Our fundraiser has raised $3000.00 so far but the goal is $10,000.
Please give to the Gamaliel Medical Fund in this time of need.
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A message from Michelle Ramirez who is in PR with her father Gamaliel Ramirez. Please Share on FB.
Update on my Dad Gamaliel: I met with the doctor yesterday and he is still not able to come to Chicago because he can’t move, sit, walk.... he only has use of his right hand and needs 24/7 care...he is off the ventilator still and not using oxygen but receiving respiratory therapy through his trac. He is weighing 98 pounds so it will take time to gain strength and He will be going to a skilled nursing facility for physical therapy then discharged to a nursing home in Arecibo until I can hopefully bring him to Chicago where he can stay in a nursing facility there. With all that he has been through he is still in good spirits and understands what’s going on.
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Good morning friends and family wanted to give an update on our dear friend Gamaliel's medical condition. He is still at Centro Medico Hospital Rio Piedras Puerto Rico and no longer on the ventilator, wish was helping him get more oxygen to his lungs. He is still bedridden and recovering slowly. His family is looking into having him moved from the hospital and into a rehabilitation facility in Puerto Rico.
We ask for continued prayers for our Brother and please continue to donate to Gamaliel's Medical Fund.
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We are close to reaching one third of our goal. Help us reach our goal before the end of the year. Thank you and Feliz Navidad to all.
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Raised by 56 people in 5 months
Created November 29, 2017
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