Many of you have suggested this site as an all-encompassing place to share updates and receive support. Thank you all for your compassion and encouragement.
Ron began experiencing mysterious challenges with his health in mid-August. Over the course of the next month, he saw multiple specialists and underwent comprehensive testing. Ultimately, Ron was diagnosed with CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), a sporadic and fatal degenerative brain disorder that affects approximately 1 per 1,000,000 people each year. It is a spontaneous disease that cannot be prevented nor cured. To learn more about Ron's diagnosis, check out the CJD Foundation: https://cjdfoundation.org
If you would like to help the Martins financially, please consider donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ron-martin
At this time, Ron is no longer able to facilitate incoming communication. If you would like to share something with us, please feel free to contact those of us that you know or leave a message here. If you would like to visit Ron, please reach out and we will let you know the best time and day to do so.
Please keep our family in your hearts and visit this site to get updates on Ron, our family, visitation, and supporting services. Anyone who knows Ron knows that we are losing an incredible father, husband, brother, leader and friend.