The dad of a Highland Park, Illinois, shooting victim had a brain hemorrhage due to stress, his wife said.
Oscar Ramirez had a brain hemorrhage on July 13 — days after the Fourth of July parade mass shooting, according to a GoFundMe page.
Ramirez's son was among the dozens injured in the shooting that left seven dead.
A father whose son was injured during the Highland Park, Illinois, parade shooting had a brain hemorrhage due to stress from recent "traumatic events," his wife said.
Oscar Ramirez experienced a brain hemorrhage on July 13, according to a GoFundMe page organized by Ramirez's wife. It came nine days after a gunman opened fire during a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb, killing seven and wounding dozens of others, including Ramirez's son.
Ramirez's wife, Viviana Cuevas, said on the GoFundMe page that the brain hemorrhage was brought on "after so many traumatic events these past two weeks; starting off with my son being a gunshot victim at the 4th of July parade in Highland Park, to our toy poodle suffering two broken ribs after being attacked by two pitbulls, on top of all of those feeling, stressed from selling our current home and moving."
"The uncertainty of our family's financial future in the upcoming weeks and even months is feeling more and more severe," Cuevas said. "All of these stressors and traumatic events have left Oscar in the hospital. We are frighten[ed] as to what's to come next but we are hoping for the best."
As of Tuesday, the GoFundMe for Ramirez had raised more than $64,000 of its $150,000 goal.
"Please, I ask of you to help us lower Oscar's stress, help us bring him back to a healthy state with your donations," Cuevas wrote.
A GoFundMe spokesperson confirmed to Insider on Tuesday that the fundraiser for Ramirez has been verified.
The 21-year-old shooting suspect in the Highland Park rampage — who has confessed to carrying out the massacre — has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder. More charges are expected against him.
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