Cristian Jonathan Ramirez (17) passed away on November 7th, 2017 at Valley Children’s Hospital. Cristian was born in Madera on January 21, 2000 to Misael and Araceli (Macedo) Ramirez. Cristian attended Madera High School, where he was a member of the Varsity Soccer Team and a dedicated student.
Soccer was his passion; he started playing at the mere age of 4 1/2 years old. He was an all-around athlete, learning to ride a bike at the age of 2 (without training wheels), winning 1st place at a Jiu Jitsu tournament at the age of 12, and succeeding at any sport he set his mind to. He had academic aspirations to be an architect and to attend a well-recognized four year university.
Although he was viewed as the “shy and quiet” young man, he had a side that his family describes as kind, respectful, intelligent, responsible, adventurous, and a gentleman. Cristian enjoyed dancing and had his mother’s good rhythm. His work ethic was inherited from his dedicated and loving father. His kindness shined when loving and caring for his siblings.
He was a loving son and brother; he was always making sure his family was cared for. During the 2yrs he battled with his illness he remained resilient and strong for his loved ones, never complaining of pain or fatigue, never giving up the fight. He was their courageous hero.
Cristian is survived by his parents Misael and Araceli Ramirez, his siblings Yuridian, Brian, and Bella Ramirez and all his loved ones.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM at Jay Chapel, Madera. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday November 14th, 2017 at 6:30 PM at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Madera.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Madera. Interment immediately following at Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Madera.
Special thanks to all the staff and doctors of Valley Children’s Hospital, UCSF Children’s Hospital, and Saint Jude Children’s Hospital for giving us more time with our hero. Thank you to all the friends and families that have and continue to show love and support to our family.
“Once a hero now an angel, you will never be forgotten.”
-Misael and Araceli Ramirez