Ricardo’s family was on their way to the emergency room on 11/15/19 because of how weak Ricardo felt. While they were driving to the ER they had a severe car accident. Their car was totaled and the person hit and ran.

Ricardo was then diagnosed with stage 4 Gastric Cancer on November 20, 2019 at the hospital named Atrium Health Carolina Medical Center, and may not return to work until his cancer treatment has been completed which is approximately September 2020. The family needed major help so DMP Stepped in to help with some payments, household necessities, and plumbing in the kitchen area.