For many the loss of my father's life was a complete and unexpected shock. As he was never a person to back down, ever complain, or put his needs before his family’s and his loved ones. My dad courageously fought non-small cell lung cancer for the last 4 1/2 years of his life. My dad was in the unfortunate 10 percent who develop lung cancer having never smoked. He was stage 4 at his diagnosis and yet God, with the help of my father's unwavering courage and resilience, granted us a wonderful and unforgettable 4 1/2 years more. In that time he proudly saw my twin sisters (Analissa and Priscilla) graduate from high school with honors, he lovingly celebrated and witnessed his family tree grow with my two pregnancies, he got his wish granted to become an “abuelito” and met his first two grandchildren that he adored (Alexis and Marcelo), he happily traveled to many places with my mother (Mary Ramirez) who was the love of his life, he joyfully attended many family and friend’s parties, graduations, and celebrations. And was blessed to be present at many beautiful family weddings near and far. My father wholeheartedly enjoyed and cherished every moment with family and friends with immense love and hope for many more years. It was with the help of incredible advancements in medicine and research that allowed us that precious extra time. This year as a birthday wish I would love to honor my amazing father, Ramiro Ramirez, who always gave of himself with unconditional love, courage, and generosity. If you would like I would love for those that knew him, that know me or any of my family to please donate to the research and advancement of lung cancer treatments in his honor. So that a spouse can continue loving the love of their life until their last days, so more grandchildren can get to know their loving grandparents, so more daughters can make sure that they can have their loving fathers be there for them, so more family members and friends can continue to celebrate special occasions with them, just how it is really meant to be.
We honor those we’ve lost to lung cancer by raising funds for lung cancer research. It is through innovative and groundbreaking research that we can dramatically improve the survivorship of lung cancer patients. Because life should take your breath away. Not lung cancer.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” - Unknown
Proceeds from these tributes will be used to support LCFA’s mission
LCFA's mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science. While raising funds to support lung cancer research, LCFA will raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials.
Lung Cancer Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
|Amanda Hernandez||12/25/2020||$20.91||Sending love and prayers to your family||Samantha Cortez||12/24/2020||$21.21||Lola Mello||11/23/2020||$103.30||Your dad was a wonderful friend. We hold all of the great memories of him in our hearts. P.S. Happy belated birthday. ❤️ Mello Family||Anonymous Friend||11/23/2020||$26.06||Carmelita, your amazing heart does not seize to amaze me. Your dad must be the proudest man. Tqm amiga.||Ramiro Cortez Family||11/23/2020||$103.30||Juni Camacho||11/21/2020||$34.29||Yolanda Ramirez||11/21/2020||$103.30||In memory of el Tío Ramiro!...we love and miss him!!||Carmen Perez||11/20/2020||$32.23||Te quiero Papi, y te extraño. Todos los besos y abrazos para donde estés||Eduardo Covarrubias||11/20/2020||$103.30||Melissa Domblisky||11/20/2020||$51.52||feliz cumpleaños carmen! En memoria del Mr. Ramírez ❤️||Llanee Anderson||11/20/2020||$51.80||Liz Lopez||11/20/2020||$31.20||Happy Birthday, Babycakes! In honor of your papi, who commuted to work with my papi for many many years. <3||Erika Herrera||11/20/2020||$31.20||Happy Birthday Carmen, thinking of you guys always!!||Diego Ramirez||11/20/2020||$33.61||Nobody deserves to go through what my tío went through. Hopefully this helps just a little bit.||Natali Gonzlaez||11/20/2020||$51.80||Ashley Alvarez||11/20/2020||$51.80|