Life took an unexpected turn for Josue Ramos his senior year: he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“I kind of knew something was going on,” Ramos recalled. “I was vomiting once a month and then it got progressively worse.”
The brain tumor was discovered after Ramos’ mom took him to the emergency room. Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, his surgeon, said they caught it just in time to save his life. Ramos was able to undergo an emergency surgery to remove the tumor.
“If this was not treated in a timely manner, he could have conceivably passed away in a couple of weeks,” Dr. Ghosh explained to FOX 5.
Now, Josue Ramos is back at Scripps La Jolla working as a respiratory therapist. As he helps patients, he knows exactly how many of them are feeling in the very hospital where he fought for his life 10 years ago.
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