Who We Are Highlighting
For the month of January 2020, we highlight our dear family member who is transitioning from being homeless to having a home in an assisted living facility.
Ron has been in and out of an institution since he was 14 years old. He is now 66 and has been living on the streets of Las Vegas for the past 18 years. He has just been moved into an assisted living facility as of December 2019.
How We Are Connected
Ron is Amua’s birth father & Ki’s father-in-law. Amua reconnected with him in October 2019 after 42 years.
It was quite the spiritual journey finding him. Perhaps a book will be written about it one day. ( :
For now, Amua and Ron are having a lovely time reconnecting, integrating and getting to know each other.
Amazing Facts about Ron
Ron has been studying physics & time travel for the past 30 years. It’s a great love of his, and he is very intelligent. Ron has an great sense of humor and believes laughter is the best medicine. He loves sitting with his friends and chatting about their life stories. Ron is a master storyteller and could enertain for hours. He is a very kind person who advocates for those who don’t have anyone to advocate for them whenever possible. Ron is a gifted artist who loves to draw and paint. Ron loves to pray and be inspired by God.
What is Unique about Ron’s Situation
It has been an extreme challenge navigating & learning the system to help get Ron into a stable home, as well as an ongoing struggle to get proper medical assistance & attention for the myriad of health issues he has.
We continue to look for natural and alternative ways to assist him, however this is a challenge living far away as well as building a bridge with Ron about the benefits of this type of care.
Ron is very used to the system, knows it’s broken, and has been doing the best he has been able to on his own for many years. He has been in and out of emergency rooms to help address his healthcare for many years now. Often what happens with homeless people when they seek assistance is that they simply fall through the cracks of the system. Without an advocate, this happens more often than not. Ki and Amua are now his advocates.
Ron has quite a bit of trauma from living on the streets and from being in prison. He has significant health challenges such as advanced diabetes, cellulitis, Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), advanced degenerative arthritis in his spine, and is in a wheelchair; he cannot walk any longer.
What is Currently Needed
Ron currently is in need of several things. It is complicated being homeless. Many people assume that once someone who has been homeless has a bed to sleep in, that this is the most important thing, the safest thing, and that this is enough. However, being homeless has many many levels to it.
Ron doesn’t care so much about a bed, it’s not the first thing on his list. Ron cares about freedom, spaciousness, fresh air, and getting out of pain. He has expressed he does not wish to be homeless any longer, and wants to find a living situation that will work.
Ron is in need of several material items, as well as people that may be willing to assist him in other ways, such as in person or distance energy work, medical assistance, in person or long distance friendship, etc. If you have extra time and wish to serve, contact us. ( :
- A Dell labtop computer (For him to pursue his interests of physics, science, art & movies. The assisted living home he is in has two computers for more than 120 residents to share)
- Headphones for his computer
- Warm Clothing (size 38/32 jeans, size 4XL shirts with pockets, zip up 4XL sweaters/hoodies)
- Lightweight Wheelchair Transport Chair (so he can go easily to the hospital if needed, as he is in an electric chair that ambulances will not transport people in, also so he can go in cars with people to restaurants or etc.) Here’s an example of the one that could work.
- Slippers (size 16, with no back on them, his feet are very swollen from the cellulitis)
- Microwave popcorn
- Lemonade Koolaid – Sugar Free
- Colored pencils, Chalk Pastels, Felt Paper (he loves to draw)
- Tobacco – Bugle Tobacco in pouches, or Camel Wide Blues
How to Help
We are grateful for any assistance you offer. Thank you!
If you would like to purchase one of the above items and have it sent to him, before doing so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure it is still needed and to receive the address.
If you would like to give a donation, please donate below. You can always request how your funds be used and include this in your donation.
You will receive an email with a confirmation and an update of how your funds were used to assist Ron.
Thank you for Your Big Heart!