News coverage, awareness, donations. Inspired by Ramon’s journey, people are donating to get the documentary about his life made!
Central Valley pediatrician, and subject of the upcoming documentary entitled RAMON RISING, Ramon Resa, MD had the honor of giving the keynote address at the 2019 Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala because his story epitomizes the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Ramon’s journey from abandoned migrant farmworker boy to pediatrician embodies the reality that ordinary people can do truly extraordinary things. Multiple news outlets including ABC were on hand to cover Dr. Resa’s speech and to interview him about his incredible life story.
With news coverage comes greater awareness. People are learning about Ramon’s seemingly insurmountable challenges and the RAMON RISING documentary being made about his life. And they are donating to help get the documentary made!
The coverage kicked off Friday night after the gala on ABC7’s 11pm broadcast:
The video and article later posted on ABC7.com generated of lot of engagement with over 10,000 reactions within a few hours.
The story was later picked up by other ABC affiliates such as …
… ABC/KGO San Francisco: “Dr. Ramon Resa shares story of resilience”
… ABC News Bakersfield: “Doctor who worked at Central Valley farm picking cotton at age 3 shares story of resilience”
… and ABC Fresno: “Farmworker to physician: story of resilience”
The nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, La Opinión, also covered Dr. Resa’s story …
(In English: “From peasant to pediatrician: a history of resistance and perseverance”)
Hoy Los Angeles reported about Ramon’s journey in its article, “Abandonado y adoptado por campesinos se convierte en pediatra y motivador” (in English: “Abandoned and adopted by farmers, he becomes a pediatrician and motivator”).
And his story was also picked up by TheWeek.com in their article, “Once a farmworker, California doctor returns to the fields to treat migrant kids.”
Please Donate & Spread The Word
These news outlets know exactly how powerful Ramon’s story is and that now is the perfect time to share it with the world. We can do that on a mass scale by helping to get the documentary about his life, RAMON RISING, completed as soon as possible. With funding, the documentary can be finished and released by fall of 2019! Please donate – any and all contributions make a difference. And, equally important, spread the word. Together, we can make RAMON RISING a reality.