Help a Boulder Creek Family – Ramey White’s Arduous Journey Just Beginning

Below is an article written by Beth Volz about a Boulder Creek Family who is experiencing difficult, unforeseen times. If you’d like to help this family in their time of hardship, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/RallyForRamey

 

Ramey White’s Arduous Journey Just Beginning

Can a story be heart-wrenching and heartwarming at the same time? Ramey White’s tale is both.

It began on Friday, January 23, when Boulder Creek resident Ramey White and his family were on a ski trip at Lake Tahoe for their six-year-old son Ryder’s birthday. But the next day, a devastating event occurred that would drastically change their lives.

On Saturday, Ramey spent the day teaching Ryder to ski. But when they returned to the car, Ramey told his fiancé, Lindsay Jamieson, that he could not feel his legs. That night, she massaged his legs, but he awoke in the middle of the night with excruciating pain and numbness.

Lindsey rushed Ramey to the nearest hospital, where doctors conducted a barrage of medical tests over the course of four agonizing days.  The doctors finally determined that Ramey had been stricken with Guillian-Barre Syndrome (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) or GBS. GBS is an autoimmune disease that attacks a person’s nervous system, causing paralysis throughout the body, including the lungs. Recovery can take up to three years.

Ramey was then transferred to the Neurology Department at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, and was placed in the ICU, where he spent 18 nerve-racking days.

In her first post on the gofundme.com site http://www.gofundme.com/RallyForRamey, Lindsay began: “It’s hard to know even where to begin. This last week, of this journey we call life, has been harder than anything I’ve ever had to endure. We are starting a blog to keep everybody who loves Ramey up to date on his progress.

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“As the reality of the situation sets in,” she continued, “Ramey was our only source of income, as I have been at home raising our six-month-old baby and six-year-old boy.” She added, “This is very difficult and very humbling, but we realize we can’t do this on our own. Continue reading

TOMORROW – SLV Museum Opening Reception for Bear With Us

2015-02 SLVM Bear With UsWhat: Opening Reception for the museums new exhibit Bear With Us

When: Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

In the late 1700s, the San Francisco peninsula was a wilderness, and home to large numbers of grizzlies. The abundance of food was shared between the hierarchy of wildlife and the native peoples; there was plenty for all. In just a few decades, this would change.

Confrontations between man and bear often resulted in death or serious injury. By the late-1800s there were few grizzlies left here and by 1900, grizzlies, once prolific, had been hunted to extinction.

This exhibition tells the stories of bear encounters, both grizzlies and black bears, in the Santa Cruz area from the late 1700s to the present day and reminds us that often our intolerance can lead to an unrecoverable and regrettable loss.

The exhibition includes hands-on activities for young visitors and interactive elements to engage visitors of all ages.

Exhibition Sponsored by: The Robinson Family, Travis Tree Professionals, A Team Tree Service, Christianson Tree Experts Co., Pacific Mountain Tree Service, Big Creek Lumber, Jeff Hill and Sons. Thanks to Bay Photo for their support in the printing of the exhibition panels.

Opening Reception Sponsored by: Big Basin Vineyards and New Leaf Community Market, Boulder Creek.

Artwork By Santa Cruz Artist Connie Williams

http://www.slvmuseum.com

Community Night to benefit SLV Museum at BC Pizza & Pub

2015-01-26_Community_Night_Flyer_webWhat: Community Night & Short Historical Talk

To benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum & it’s Programs

When: Monday, January 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

6:30pm – 7:00pm “History of the Dolan Theater Site” by Lisa Robinson

Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub is sponsoring a Community Night to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and their programs this Monday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. There will be a short historical talk by SLV Historical Society President Lisa Robinson from 6:30pm – 7:00pm titled “History of the Dolan Theater Site”. The talk will cover the history of the building from its origins as the Cunningham Store, then the Doughterty Middleton Store, and up to the present. After the talk Lisa will be taking questions about the building and other buildings in the area.

20% of all sales goes to the museum and their programs. So come on out, support our local museum, have great food, learn some history, and enjoy a wonderful night out.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

 

SLV Museums New Exhibit “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

2014-12-20 SLVM Tinsel Tunes & TootsWhat: Opening Reception for “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Museum Holiday Hours are from 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturday December 20 – Wednesday December 24, 2014
Saturday December 27 – Wednesday December 31, 2014
Saturday January 3 – Sunday January 4, 2015

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their special holiday exhibition a little late this year, but it is still a great one. It is running from Saturday December 20th 2014 thru Sunday January 4th 2015. If you can make it during this busy holiday season you will not be disappointed, the theme is music boxes, trains, and dollhouse miniatures. Opening reception is this Saturday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and refreshments will be served. Some of the things you will see in the exhibit is a range of holiday music boxes, a miniature holiday scene inside a cello, and antique ornaments. So come on by and enjoy this exhibit while it lasts.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

TODAY Family Dinner Night at BC Pizza and Pub

Logo-BCPizza&PubWhat: Family Dinner Night & Trivia

20% of sales goes to BCE Science Department

When: Wednesday, December 10th, from 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

13200 B Central Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141
http://bcpizzapub.com

Today is the night to order pizza and support our Elementary School Science Department. 20% of all sales from 4:00pm – 9:00pm will be donated to BCD Science Department by the ever generous Justin, owner of Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub.

There will also be trivia hosted by BCFN parent and BCE president Tammy Schulz. 4 games of trivia will start at 5:30pm, each game is 30 minutes. As the night goes on the questions will get harder. The trivia is geared toward 5 – 10 year olds with some tougher ones thrown in, and prizes will be awarded.

SLV Museums Christmas Tree Trimming THIS SUNDAY

2014-12-07 SLV Christmas TrimmingWhat: 11th Annual Children’s Christmas Tree Trimming

Decorate the Museums Christmas Tree the old fashioned way
Create an ornament to take home
Decorate cookies & more

When: Sunday, December 7th 2014 from 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

Price: $5 suggested donation per family

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their 11th annual Children’s Christmas Tree Trimming this Sunday from 12noon till 4pm. Come decorate the Christmas tree as a family the old-fashioned way by making ornaments and stringing popcorn and cranberries. You can make an ornament for your tree, decorate cookies, help make a holiday table display, and create your own holiday treasure. Juice and cookies are provided. It should be a wonderful family event to get everyone in the spirit for the holiday. So come out for some old-fashioned family fun.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

2014-11-11 Veterans Dinner

What:  5th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

When:  Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:  Scopazzi’s

13300 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-6441

Price: $40 in advance

$35 for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
$45 at the door
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_veterans.html

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual Veterans Dinner this Tuesday at Scopazzi’s. So join us in honoring our local Veterans, enjoy a wonderful dinner, and publicly acknowledge their service.

As always we look forward to connecting with our Veterans who have served from WWII through to the present. Please bring a short summary of your military history and a photograph for inclusion in our Collection.

Any net proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to benefit the Museum and its programs.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Museum, Liberty Bank, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek Hardware, the Redwood Keg in Boulder Creek, and Scarborough Lumber in Ben Lomond. You can also call Scopazzi’s to make your table reservations. Lets all come together and show our vets how much they mean to us and if you are a vet please attend so we may honor you on this day and everyday.

Note: To read a little about the contributions of our vets check out Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin article SLV History titled The War to End All War on page 10 by Lisa Robinson.

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