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Fundraiser launched for paramedic hurt in crash

Posted at 9:29 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:29:20-04

The paramedic community is asking you to help one of their own. One of the Route 91 first responders got into a crash and has been unable to work since.

Even after getting injured, paramedic Ronald Myers is still able to crack a smile.

"I automatically called dispatch and got an ambulance dispatched to myself and then called out for the night," says Myers.

Last week, he was on his way to work when he says another driver ran a red light -- hitting his car.

"It's a minimum of potentially 2 months before I could go back to work."

The father of two young boys and breadwinner of the family has no choice but to stay at home and recover from his many injuries.

Friend and coworker, Cameron Seisan, says, "Ron is not the type of guy to reach out. To ask for help."

That's when his friends stepped in. Fellow paramedics and members of the motorcycle group Carpe Mortem have started a GoFundMe to help Myers.

"It's been really overwhelming. It really has," says Seisan.

In just two days donors have raised more than $3,000 which is more than halfway through the $5,000 goal.

"I'm just thankful for everyone for putting this together and all the funds that have been raised so far," says Myers.

Here's a link to the GoFundMe page.