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Total Number of Gifts: 129
Total Value of Gifts: $7,340.00

Recent Donors

The Tiffany Family

Steve Fuller

Goldson Family

Nicole Fiorletti

Lauren Warshofsky

Joanna Biron

Melissa, Ross and Juliette Gerbino

Amy Clark

Hondo Family

Bob and Joanne Brown

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Patrick Ring 4/16/84-2/6/14

Patrick passed away suddenly at his work on Feb 6th, 2014. The autopsy was inconclusive but the examiner was 95% sure the cause of death was SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). We hope to know more details when the full autopsy report is available and a researcher who specializes in SUDEP will be looking further at his heart and brain to help confirm if it was, in fact, SUDEP.

Patrick was diagnosed with partial complex seizures when he was 11 years old and had been on heavy doses of an anti-epileptic drug for most of his life.

He attended Freehold Borough High School and Westchester University in Westchester, PA. He had worked at W.B. Mason in Cranbury, NJ for over six years and was recently promoted to Customer Service Training Supervisor. He was passionate about his work, helping others, fishing with his brother, the Phillies, bowling, spending time with his fiancÚ, and being an avid Bruce Springsteen fan. He possessed the ability to bring out the best in others with his caring and kind nature.

What is SUDEP?

Most people with epilepsy live a full and healthy life, however they should be aware that epilepsy can be fatal. Some people with epilepsy may lose their lives from accidents or the underlying cause of their condition, such as tumors or genetic syndromes.But the leading epilepsy-related cause of death is believed to be Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, also known as SUDEP. This frightening reality is too often hidden or ignored because the topic is difficult to discuss and the cause is unknown.

A death is referred to as a “SUDEP” when a seemingly healthy person with epilepsy dies unexpectedly and no reason for the death can be found.

To ensure SUDEP gets the public awareness and research attention it deserves, the Epilepsy Foundation has launched the SUDEP Institute, a collaboration among leading epilepsy organizations and experts, including the Epilepsy Foundation, CURE, SUDEP Aware, Danny Did Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society.The mission of the SUDEP Institute is to prevent SUDEP and support people learning about and confronting SUDEP.

For more information, please visit http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/healthrisks/sudep/index.cfm?CFID=496738&CFTOKEN=35773189

or for a General SUDEP brochure: http://www.sudepaware.org/MSOS_campaign/eToolkit/SUDEP_2S_People_w-Epilepsy_6-12.pdf

Moving Forward

All donations should be made directly to The Patrick Ring Foundation. Currently, checks/cash are accepted by any of the founding members: Tara, Chris, Jennifer, Sue or Tom. Once the foundation website is active, online donations will be accepted.

August 11th: Golf outing at Eagle Oaks, Woodies Roadside hosting. The Patrick Ring Foundation is the beneficiary. http://www.golfdigestplanner.com/25482-Woodys_Golf_Tournament/

To donate to the event, please visit: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/woody-s-roadside-tavern-golf-outing-/162181

Please follow our upcoming events on https://www.facebook.com/ThePatrickRingFoundation

Recent article in the Asbury Park Press about Pat:
http://www.app.com/article/20140513/GETPUBLISHED/405130313/The-Patrick-Ring-Foundation-Battles-SUDEP

Guest Book

Please sign the guest book and share any fond memories you have of Pat.

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Brady, Emily & Madelyn
Fri, Feb 21, 2014
We love you and miss you Uncle Pat xoxo

Stephanie Ring
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
I am truly sorry for your loss.

Barbara Vaccaro
Mon, Feb 17, 2014
To The Ring Family,
We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Pat and send you our deepest and most sincere condolences.
The Vaccaro Family

Barrie Harper
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
Dear Jennifer,
I have no words; cannot hope to offer any peace; but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that your Duke family is here to support you in any way we can. I will certainly make a donation to honor your beloved brother, Pat, and can only hope that time will heal your tremendous loss and your brother's spirit comforts you and those who adored him.
G-d bless you and your family, Jennifer.

Margaret Mahoney
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Rest in Peace Pat

Lester Traband
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
My name is Lester. I was Pat's college roommate for a year at West Chester. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Nancy & Nick Santarsiero
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers!

Jessica Conte
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Tara, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Ring Family. My heart breaks for you. sending lots of love your way. xo

MTHS Comp. Cheerleaders,Coaches and Parents
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Tara,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you, The Ring And Lange Families. We are so sorry for your loss. We wanted to tell you how special you are to each and everyone of us. Although not all of us had the pleasure of meeting Pat we know he made you extremely Happy and for that we are grateful. Although we are all now Cheering at the High School to us you will always be Coach Tara. xoxoxoxoxo

Chris Holtz
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Dearest cousins, and the Ring family,
My heart breaks for your, and 'our' loss. I wish I could ease your pain somehow. I love you all.
I feel for every branch of Patrick Ring's family, and everyone he touched...obviously many.
Cherish the memories.
Love,
Chris

The Maiolo Family
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
All our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lange and Ring family over the loss of Patrick

Monroe Twp Baseball Association
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Our deepest condolences for the loss of Patrick

Stephanie Maresca
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

The Fucito Family
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
To the Lange and Ring Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Beth and Alexa Fucito

Mallory Utter
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Pat,
I met you a few years ago through Tara. I believe one of the first times we hung out was the Zac Brown Band concert (LOL). You had a little too much fun and we had to distract the ticket guys so you can sneak in. Good times. I also remember the one time we met up when Jimmy had too much to drink and we all had a great time at Ciros. You were a great soul; kind, caring, non-judgmental, a true gem in this world. I have cried to Tara a few times, and you were kind enough to listen and give me advice as well. I am glad I was able to help you guys with watching Yoda every once in a while. I know you will anyway, but please come and visit my Tare bear. Come to her in her dreams, and remind her you're with her. Sweet dreams Pat, Rest easy.

Freddie & Pam Ramos
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Pat, You will surely be missed, Fred remembers your first day in Cranbury and the first delivery to Freehold, then the next day you were on your own.!!! Tara, everytime you hear a Bruce song or Just look up or over your shoulder Pat is there, like he was physically for everyone he will be there now even more.

The La Rosa & Fennell Family
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Tara, You and your family have always provided love and strength not just for each other; but, for many others as well. May the Lord bless you all and provide comfort for you today, tomorrow and always.

Jill & Don Everett
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Our thoughts & prayers are with you Tara & all yours & Pat's family. XOXO

The Peto Family
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Tara Lange and her entire family as well the Ring family.

Elena Sullivan Saley
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Tara and the Ring Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Patrick. We will be keeping you in our prayers, that god may give you strength at this very difficult time. Love you Tara.

Christine Deak
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Words cannot express enough how deeply sorry I am for the loss that Tara, her family n the Ring family are experiencing. I hope they find some comfort in knowing how much he was loved n how much they are loved.

Liz Boyle
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
To the Ring family and Tara, my heart breaks for your loss. I hadn't stayed in touch with Pat since college, but it was nice to occasionally see on Facebook how he has been surrounded by love and happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathleen and Nick Woodring
Sun, Feb 09, 2014
Our hearts go out to Pat's Aunt Jackie, and his family and friends. We wish you strength and peace.

janelle gonzales
Sun, Feb 09, 2014
To Jen and the Ring family, just wanted to send my deepest and sincere condolences to you all during this really tough time. your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Erin Smith
Sun, Feb 09, 2014
Words could never express the pain I feel in my heart at a time like this. I ache for you and the loss you are feeling. Sending endless amounts of love and strength to Tara and the Ring & Lange families.
Rest in Peace, Pat. Xoxo

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