By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ
The family of 7-year-old Ruby Ramirez, who died Tuesday after collapsing suddenly at her school the day prior, has set up a bank account at Capitol One for those who wish to help pay for funeral expenses.
The account number is 3832692688, in care of Elena Ramirez.
Ruby Ramirez, a first grade student at Sullivan Elementary School, died Tuesday morning after collapsing on campus Monday afternoon. San Benito CISD officials, who have offered the family their condolences and announced that the district is currently in a state of mourning, have reported that she was with a parent at the time of her collapse.
Pastor Jay De La Cruz of Iglesia Cristiana Fuego De Dios (Fire of God Christian Church), who’s currently serving as the spokesperson for the family, said the Ramirez family has yet to be informed about any possible causes of death. “Right now we have no idea,” De La Cruz said Tuesday. “Doctors do not know.”
When she initially collapsed, De La Cruz said Ramirez was vomiting blood and at one point had to be revived before reaching a local hospital for treatment. School district officials have also said that a school nurse was on-hand during the incident to provide emergency aid before EMS technicians arrived.
Services for Ramirez will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at the Henry Thomae Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the San Benito Municipal Cemetery.