He had been just fine until April of this year. On May the 13th, he had a heart catheterization that showed his heart was only pumping at ten percent.
You know, he's still touching lives today and that's what was important to him. And I know that he would be pleased to know that the corneas that were transplanted, that these recipients are doing well.
Ron was a police officer for 21 years. He's always been very service-oriented. It's just another way to help, you know, it's the gift of life.
When the doctor talked to us after that procedure, he said you need to go home and make sure your affairs are in order and enjoy what time you have left.