On Friday April 24th our lives changed forever as our precious son Ronnie suffered a double arterial brain dissection after an initial stroke and a second stroke soon followed, he stopped breathing, was put on life support and had surgery that night. After almost a week in intensive care he suffered another major brain bleed, was rushed back in for another life saving surgery and he continued to fight for his life for another three weeks. Ronnie has inspired me every way a Mother could possibly ever be inspired as my son has fought against all odds and beat death three times and is now staring recovery right in the face! He is handsome, intelligent, talented and so very brave.

He fights on daily to regain his strength, his memory, his ability to walk and talk and he is so very determined to regain his life and his dignity. We are shocked and saddened at the system in Ontario that would deny stroke victims between the ages of 20-64 the necessary treatment to fully recover from such a devastating illness unless you are one of the lucky few that has additional insurance. OHIP isn’t there for us anymore! We are so blessed with incredible family and friends and strangers who have reached out and donated to this site dedicated to his recovery by his awesome friends.

Because of this tremendous outpouring of love and support and the continued efforts to raise more funds Ronnie will get the help he deserves. You are all in my heart and in my prayers. My wish for Ronnie’s Recovery is only matched for my wish for a beautiful blessing in your life for every single dollar you donated or touching word you wrote. The friendships Ronnie made were lifelong and the dedication of his friends and family prove to me every single day that I am not alone in my love for my amazing son.

Thank you all, and Blessings to you all.
Ronnie’s Mum