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Effective 5/3/19 at 12:00 PM, Zach has finally returned home to Boulder! Zach has been living in hospitals for over 6 1/2 months and he was ready to return home to help him heal mentally in a familiar surrounding of his childhood memories.
Effective 2/12/19 at 3:30 PM, Zach has returned back to Craig Hospital.
Effective 2/9/19 at 10:00 AM, Zach has moved out of ICU and into a regular hospital room at Swedish Medical Center/Hospital to recover.
Effective 2/3/19 at 12:00 PM, Zach has been moved to the Swedish Medical Center/Hospital's Neurology ICU branch for recovery from a brain surgery. It is currently unknown the timeframe that he will remain here.
Effective 1/28/19 at 2:00 PM, Zach is at Swedish Medical Center/Hospital recovering today and will be there overnight. We will know tomorrow when Zach will be discharged back to Craig Hospital.
Effective 1/15/19 at 4:00 PM, Zach has returned back to his room at Craig Hospital.
Effective 1/11/19 at 11:00 AM, Zach has been moved to Swedish Medical Center/Hospital (https://swedishhospital.com
) which is located next to Craig Hospital. He will be here for a few days for recovery and as we wait for more results. We will return to Craig Hospital when we get cleared and we have no scheduled date at this time. You will need to ask/text us for his room number and floor number.
Effective 12/20/18 at 1:30 PM, Zach is currently at Craig Hospital (https://craighospital.org
) at 3425 S Clarkson St, Englewood, CO, 80113. On a good day, its approximately 45 minutes from Boulder to Craig Hospital. There are visitor parking lots right in front of the hospital and I believe that you might have to stop by the main front desk to ask for a free parking pass. Zach's room is in the west side building, where the main lobby resides and you can ask/text us for his room number.
Effective 12/20/18 at 12:00 PM, Zach is NO longer at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital . We will post updates with his new location and information about visiting logistics tonight.
Effective 11/29/18 at 5:00 PM, Zach's new room number is 111 at the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital .
Effective 11/19/18 at 6:00 PM, Zach is current at the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital (http://ncltah.ernesthealth.com
) at 4401a Union Street, Johnstown, CO 80534. This facility is located off of Highway 34, which is up north by the Loveland outlets exit, but is east of I-25 near the new Scheels sporting goods store. The hospital facility is only a 1-story facility. This place has 2 entrances and you will need to find the entrance on the side to the hospital side and not the main entrance which leads into the rehab facility. The visiting hours are from 8AM to 8PM and you will need to stop by the nurse's station to sign-on/sign-out to get a visitor's badge. Zach's room number is 118 which will on the right-side hallway behind the nurse's station to the very back last room. You no longer need to put on a gown and gloves anymore!
Effective 11/19/18 at 5:00 PM, Zach is NO longer at the Boulder Community Hospital ICU.
GoFundMe for Zach that one of Zach’s friends created: https://www.gofundme.com/zach-ramirez-recovery-fund?member=949890
There is now a meal sign-up created for the family so that anyone who would like to make a dinner and/or additional food items contribution can sign-up athttps://www.mealtrain.com/trains/6896rz
While exploring Gregory Canyon with his friends on October 16th, our friend Zach fell over 60ft from a rock formation and suffered severe injuries. After a multi-hour operation, the Boulder County Search & Rescue was able to get Zach off the mountain and transported to the nearest hospital. When Zach arrived, he received two life-saving surgeries addressing the severe head trauma he had suffered. Although he is currently stable, Zach is still in a fight for his life as he battles the swelling of his brain and a multitude of other severe injuries to his body.
Zach is a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder studying communications. Zach loves to produce and edit videos for hobby and dreams of turning it into a career one day. Zach has always been an adventurous kid. He is an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, hiker and climber; he's the type of guy who casually back flips while walking down the street. Zach is a stable in his group of friends and community, always there to help those in need. Zach truly is one of the most honest, outgoing, compassionate, and fun loving people anyone could be lucky enough to meet in their lifetime.
Zach still has a long fight ahead of him, but with his mother, father, and teenage sister in mind, we hope to ease the financial burden of this accident so they may focus on Zach's recovery. Anything will help his family during this time of need, and also help Zach win this fight. Thank you and please spread the word.