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There are certain things in life that we remember and other things that we forget.

Jack told us not too long ago that he truly doesn’t remember much about the days following his injury. He remembers everything about the moment he was hit while playing hockey, and he remembers being rushed to HCMC. But he doesn’t remember much after he arrived in the ER and the week he spent in PICU was just a blur.

We’re surprised by this, especially since Jack was so alert and carried on conversations with everyone – and we’re talking about hundreds of people – that visited him that week. I remember how he thanked every single person for stopping by to visit him. He, on the other hand, is clueless.

However, he said there are three things that he does remember. One of them is about his grandmother, Ramona (Mike’s mom). He told her he was tired of eating the same flavor of JELL-O that the nurses gave him. It wasn’t their fault, but it was getting old, especially when his diet was limited to JELL-O and ice chips.

The next day, Ramona showed up with JELL-O of a different flavor. Jack was thrilled. Grandma smiled.

I mention this because we lost Ramona this past Wednesday (June 24). We’re heartbroken by her passing. She was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring people we’ve ever known. Without thinking twice, she’d do anything to help others. And always with a smile.

Ramona, we love and miss you. Always and forever.

Rest in peace. 

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john & carol giovinco
By john & carol giovinco
Hi Jack and Family....We are thinking of you and hope you all will have a good 4th of July and for GOD to BLESS AMERICA!
Carol & John G.
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Mary Huffman
By Mary Huffman
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family for loss of grandma they are so special. I have a family member who will not eat jello or pudding because he had to eat it 3 meals a day for a month.
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Peggy Oppenheimer
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Never easy, however it sounds like there are many great memories to cherish. Blessings to you all.
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Diane Brandt
By Diane
That was a sweet story. Sorry to hear of your loss.
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CJohn Stanchina
By CJohn Stanchina
Losses like that are tough. I am so sorry for yours. However, sharing your story about Ramona does bring back a very fond memory I have of my Grandma Drost, as she kept company with me at my room in St. Mary's in Rochester. It must have been at least two weeks since my injury, as I was no longer in the SICU or ICU, but rather on one of the floors. It was late January, right around the time of her 79TH birthday. I was watching CNN or something, and she was sleeping in a chair in my room, head back, maybe snoring a bit. Nevertheless, every time she heard the ice rattle in my plastic cup after I took a sip of Sprite, she'd wake up, shuffle on over to my tray, and top off my drink. That's just the way she was -- she lived to graciously and humbly serve her family and others. To this day, nearly 11 years after her passing, she is my clearest example of what it means to live a life serving as Christ would. May God bless Ramona and may He bring His divine comfort to your family.
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Suzanne Miller
By Suzanne Miller
I am sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a grandparent who is very close to you and who is friends with everybody. My grandparents did not even get to see me graduate high school like Jack did. He is pretty lucky. I hope you guys are doing ok.
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Ann Muraro
By Ann Muraro-Lacopo
I am so sorry for your loss.
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Pam Ryan
By Pam & Beau Ryan
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you find comfort in your memories of happy times spent together and strength in the loving arms of family and friends. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
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Kathleen Loftus
Blessings to your family as you mourn the loss of mother, mother-in-law, grandma. It sounds as though her qualities were passed on to your family.
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Margaret Daly
So very sorry for the loss of your grandmother. It's so hard to lose those you love. Hugs to all.
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