God bless Uncle Ric! Thanks for letting us know to pray for him! We can
dovetail another Rich, the father of Sophie’s partner, Jenn, who also had a
stroke last week. He’s out of the hospital and we can pray for him and Jenn’s
brother as he cares for Rich/looks for therapy options, etc.
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On Jul 25, 2021, at 6:17 PM, Kristina Wong Kanemoto <kkanemoto@xxxxxxxxx>
I’ve had a wonderful time in Hawaii visiting family and will leave for SJ
I’d appreciate prayers for my 64 yr old Uncle Ric who had a Basal Ganglia
stroke yesterday afternoon. I have been hanging out with him a lot and spent
time helping him with getting used to technology and moving furniture in my
He was in Waikiki to visit friends and was in the parking lot of the Ritz C
when a police man found him. He was patrolling and noticed him in his car and
saw that he needed medical attention. They were able to contact my Aunt
because his driver’s license has her home address on it. His speech is
garbled and cannot move his right arm. It’s unclear as to whether or not he
can walk. He can eat things like apple sauce. Today they moved him out of the
ICU and into a regular room. Only one visitor at a time and so my aunt will
cover the weekend and my mom will cover the week.
I can’t help but be a little concerned because my mom’s older sister and
younger sister both passed suddenly a number of years ago and it’s shocking
to see him affected at such a young age. I worry about my mom approaching her
late 70s and my aunt who a few years older than U. Ric.
Please pray for a speedy recovery and that his speech and mobility would be
completely restored. Stroke runs in the family and my grandfather had his
when he was 59. Uncle Ric moved from FL to HI last year and we are so glad
that the stroke happened here and also where he could be found because he
lives alone. He is not a Christian and so please also pray for opportunities
for him to draw closer to God. U Ric is our favorite uncle and so lovable. As
you can see below, he is a kid magnet with all the cousins.