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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/12

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All funds will be used for Ron's medical costs (ie: Rehab facility, OT, PT, ST, etc.) and related expenses.

Ron Munson was born and raised on Long Island where he looked at giving back to his community as an accomplishment. He first worked for the county and then completed his working career as a Town of Hempstead employee. Ron has also dedicated 53 years of his life to helping others and saving lives by serving as a volunteer fireman in the Merrick Fire Department where he was elected chief for 2 terms. He was proud to help others and never expected anything in return.
In February, 2012, Ron and his family’s lives would dramatically be altered. He fell, hit his head, and later that night had a massive brain hemorrhage leaving him to need immediate brain surgery. Part of Ron’s skull had to be removed in order to save his life. He was in a coma for 2 weeks, while on a breathing and feeding tube. When he woke up, he was unable to move, eat, speak, or breathe on his own. Soon after, he needed a tracheotomy.
It has been a long road, but Ron has been making tremendous progress. Doctors were able to put the piece of his skull back in place and he was weaned off the trachea tube. He can now breathe on his own and in a low voice can speak. He knows the members of his family and can correctly answer almost any question you ask him. Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy have been a tremendous asset to Ron’s Recovery.
A few months ago, a blink of his eye or a slight squeeze from his hand was an amazing and strenuous task for Ron and brought tears to everyone’s eyes. Now, he can toss a ball with his grandchildren and tell his wife he loves her. Unfortunately, insurance will not cover all of the medical costs needed to aid Ron in making a full recovery and making his home handicap accessible, and his family does not have the means to do so. We know Ron would be very grateful to know that the lives he dedicated his life to, helped save his.
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