Laborers Local 353, Des Moines, is hosting their first "Golf Summer Classic" on June 21, to assist member Elias Ramos.
Elias, a 353 member who works for Corell Contractors, is facing difficult challenges. A year ago, Elias woke up early and was playing with his two boys, one 13 and the other 18 months. Returning to his bedroom, he found that his wife had passed away.
In May 2011, Elias was not feeling well and an ambulance was called. He remembers entering the hospital emergecy room. When he awoke, he had an incision in his head. Doctors told him he had a brain tumor. He has been treated at Mayo Clinic for cancer, but while there other tumors were found. He has been given 24 months to live.
Elias is still working when able and is also collecting Social Security, but is limited to earning $14,000 per year. Local 353 is attempting to raise funds to aid him.
The golf outing is June 21 at the Terrace Hills Golf Course, 8700 Northeast 46th Ave in Altoona, Iowa. It begins at 8:00 a.m. with a lunch provided. There will be Par 3 hole events, longest drive challenges and longest putt challenges. Checks are payable to LCSLU 353, 5806 Meredith Dr Suite E., Des Moines Iowa, 50322. For more information, call 515-265-6131.