Ralph Heacock

First post: Jul 26, 2020 Latest post: Jul 30, 2020
On the morning of July 3rd Ralph was taken by ambulance to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery after experiencing dizziness and fainting. He was admitted to the ER where he was diagnosed with heat exhaustion and sent to the Observation unit to recuperate overnight. Around midnight it was discovered that Ralph was having a stroke. The stroke was severe and Ralph was placed in the ICU.

On Saturday July 18th Ralph was transferred to the Neurological ICU at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Today, Sunday July 26th, he is able to leave the ICU and was moved to Room 913 of the Silverstein Intermediate Care building at HUP.

The amount of support and love that Ralph has received has been wonderful. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch and inquiring about how he is doing, and to all of you who have sent flowers and cards. His community of family and friends are truly one of the biggest sources of pride and joy in his life and will be the biggest support in getting him through this challenging and unexpected time. Please leave comments, photos, well wishes, words of encouragement, poems, memories, etc on this site. Additionally, if you would like to record a video greeting on your phone, please email or text it to JR at re.heacock@gmail.com (mailto:re.heacock@gmail.com) or 202-999-0571.  JR will share your words, pictures, videos, etc with Ralph when he visits each day. In turn, we will keep this site up to date with Ralph’s progress. He is also able to receive cards and flowers to his room. Ralph’s recovery will be a journey where your love and care will make all the difference, so let’s use this site to stay strong and motivated for him!

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