Skip to content

Ron Main Accident Fund

Organized by: Windy Stopnitzky

Windy's Photo
 

You guys rock!
April 19, 2016

We've reached 25% of our goal in 24 hours, thanks to you! See More

THE STORY:

Each spring for more than 40 years you could find Ron in his beloved Death Valley with a group of friends (alumni, professors & students) from San Jose State. For a week each year they share a passion for the stark beauty of the desert, the special bonds formed there, & learning about the ever changing flora and fauna, & geology. Ron plans each detail of the trip meticulously for months. Its the highlight of his year, and since retirement, his only trip. For decades he’s been going with his two dear friends, Dana Kimball and Grant Lineham. While on a day trip on March 31st, they were in a rollover accident. They were taken to Las Vegas to University Medical Trauma Center. While Grant has been released and expected to recover from his injuries, sadly Dana succumbed to his injuries on April 14. Ron suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung, a brain bleed, and many cuts and bruises. A pre existing aortic aneurysm was discovered as well. He was showing signs of improvement and was moved from ICU, but had a setback while having surgery to repair his broken ribs to prevent another lung puncture, and suffered a heart attack. As his heart could not be stabilized, he had emergency by pass surgery a couple of days later. He is currently in ICU again, on a ventilator. His doctors are hoping he can be taken off the ventilator in the coming days and continue his recovery. Once stabilized, it is hoped he can be moved to a rehab facility nearer his home in California. Ron (and his sister Alene) are on a very fixed income. We’d like to help alleviate any financial worry they have so that they can focus on Ron’s recovery. Arlene, flew from her home in Mexico the day of Ron’s heart surgery to stay with him in Las Vegas at this critical time when support is needed.  And she will continue care giving in California for an undetermined amount of time when Ron is moved home. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide, as well as your good wishes and prayers. Gratefully, Team Ron

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,210

 

64% Raised of $5,000 Goal

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Dan O'Brien - FSNH

    $250

  • Grant A Lineham

    $250

  • RTC & Cita (Ron & Mary)

    $250

  • An McDowell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gerry and Susan

     

  • Bob Clement

    $100

  • Kelly Graham

    $100

  • Elizabeth McGee

    $100

  • Lars Rosengreen

    $100

  • Sharrie and Gary

    $100

  • Chris Deidrick

    $100

  • Jim Macaluso

    $100

  • Robbie

    $50

  • Merav Vonshak

    $100

  • Bruce & Denise

     

  • herb masters

     

  • Dan

    $500

  • Jan Schmauder

    $100

  • Dino and Christina

    $25

  • morgan patterson

    $25

  • Stacy Goss

    $50

  • Elizabeth McGee

    $100

  • JoAnn Rees

     

  • Dan O'Brien

    $250

  • Sharrie and Gary

    $100

  • Gloria Baldwin

    $100

  • Liz Grimaldo

     

  • M.J, Ruby, Boo

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

Windy Stopnitzky

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

M.J, Ruby, Boo

M.J, Ruby, Boo

DONATION: $25

Rest in peace now We will miss you. Such a kind hearted man 1 year ago

Liz Grimaldo

Liz Grimaldo

Get well Ron! 1 year ago

Gloria Baldwin

Gloria Baldwin

DONATION: $100

Miss you Ron. Come home soon. 1 year ago

Sharrie and Gary

Sharrie and Gary

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

JoAnn Rees

JoAnn Rees

Hang in there, Ron! 1 year ago

Elizabeth McGee

Elizabeth McGee

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Stacy Goss

Stacy Goss

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

morgan patterson

morgan patterson

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Dino and Christina

Dino and Christina

DONATION: $25

Hope you get well soon 1 year ago

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms