Ronald after the war
As of fall 2018, Ron has to have an oxygen tank with him 24/7. His is restricted inside during the majority of the cold months as the cold weather makes it harder to breathe even with the oxygen. He has recently undergone chemo and radiation to remove the cancer spot that was found on his lungs. Six months prior to finding this spot he was working on getting on a transplant list for a new lung. However, when going through his last round of test, the cancer was found. Because of this, he was no longer an eligible recipient of a new lung. After his treatment, they tested again to see if the cancer spot has shrunk or disappeared. While the cancer did shrink, Ron was left with a hard decision to make. His doctors are now recommending that he does radiation on his brain as a preventative cause to ensure that the cancer will not spread there. This does not come without drawbacks. Ron has a high chance of losing his memory and his personality. Ron has elected not to do radiation on his brain. However, he is undergoing one more round of radiation on his lungs. After all the test one thing has been determined for sure. It has been decided that his issue is due to him being in Vietnam while Agent Orange was in use.
Ronald Passed surrounded by his family at 3:30 am on February 10, 2019. He fought a long hard battle with lung cancer. Ronald was a fighter, and he never quit.