RIP Shaye Ramont

     I kept hoping over the years that Shaye Ramont's story would be the one that defied all the odds.  Ramont died Sunday at age 50 after an enormous 17-year battle with a variety of cancers.  Many thought he wouldn't make it close to 50.  Years ago he took it upon himself, after another ominous doctor's report. to search for his own cure and discovered the Gerson diet out of California.  He stuck to it until the bitter end and seemed to find some sense of recovery.  But the tumors kept returning.

     He spent a lot of time on our interviews telling his story and offering hope with the Gerson diet, which he believed in, to other cancer victims.  I never heard him complain.  He was a terrific dad to a wife and five kids, ran several businesses and coached youth baseball for years.  He was a stellar amateur pitcher over the years in a variety of senior leagues.

     Imagine going to bed each night for 17 years with the kind of cancerous reports he was receiving on a regular basis.  But he made the most of the 50 years God gave him.  His funeral is set for 11am Thursday at East Lansing's St. Thomas Aquinas Church.  Visitation is 5-8pm the night before with a Rosary at 8pm.  The kids he coached will be on hand to say good bye because he was popular with young and old alike.  He was a deeply faithful Roman Catholic and proud of it which I maintained helped him greatly through the years.

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  • by Andrea Location: Breslin Cancer Center on Jun 21, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    Shaye's courageous battle will beinspiration for many who will fight behind him. His smile and bright personality could warm the heart of anyone. To the Family... you will remain in my prayers, but know he did not go in vain... God had a greater purpose for him.
  • by regina Location: Texas,USA on Jun 21, 2011 at 01:35 AM
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  • by Teresa Location: Williamston on Jun 20, 2011 at 06:14 PM
    Shaye was one of the most courageous people I ever met. He did everything at 100% including his fight with cancer. On the day he was born he cried and his family smiled. Today, in God's arms he is smiling while we cry. We miss you Shaye!
  • by Cathy Location: Lansing on Jun 20, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    I just wanted to say how much I admired Shaye I bought many cars from him one of which is a 92 red mustang convertible which he knew I would love and still do even after over 10 years with it shes still a beauty. I always trusted Shayes word and he never stirred me wrong! Rest in peace my dear friend I will miss you along with so many others!
  • by Jan Hicks Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan on Jun 20, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, Lisa,their and six children. I spent many Holiday dinners at their home and they were a very sweet family. I know Shaye fought the good fight of faith. The Gerson diet did save his life from Cancer of the Pancreas, probably the longest lived person of that type of cancer. When it returned to different organ, the doctors radiated him and gave him Chemo. But, we all feel that is what caused the other cancers to occur. I am sorry but we know gamma radiation and toxic chemicals do cause cancers. So why do doctors use those in the first place? Can't they think of something better than that? He was too young to have died and to leave those kids and wife behind. He regretted submitting to "traditional medicine, treatments of cancer" up to his last breath! AS many, many dying cancer patients say. Radiation is a pollution of the Industrial Complex and it needs to stop, and put the Nuclear Power Plants,Gamma radation and DU Bombs to rest. RX for $$$kills
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