"Wilvy Ramos, the very first employee at the Uptown location, has ended the struggle with his depression and sadness. Wilvy decided to end his life just this past Saturday. We here at Papa Ray's couldn't be more heartbroken. You can tell something isn't right when you walk thru the door. We loved him very much. He was employed with us for the last 5 years.
I'm writing to tell you this info two reasons.
- Wilvy was loved very much by so many here in Uptown and by so many of our customers. We would actually tease him about having "fans" like a rock-star. The ones we have told have expressed their desires to help raise money and show support for his family. Wilvy was the breadwinner in his family, leaving behind his wife, mother and sister. So please send any donations to https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/yssb/the-wilvy-ramos-memorial-fund or go to www.giveitforward.com and search for The-Wilvy-Ramos-Memorial-Fund
Please give what you can. If you ever met Wilvy, odds are he made you laugh. His family really needs the help of his neighbors and friends.
- The second reason I am writing is because this is a very serious issue.
- Please, tell those that you love that you do in fact love them. Tell them everyday.
- Nobody should have to live secretly in pain. Please reach out if you are struggling with depression.
- Please, if suicide is ever the answer for you, please give someone you love the opportunity to change your mind.
- If not someone you love, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
- If all else fails, come on in to Papa Ray's and ask for me the owner, Matt. I will lend you my ear and help you try to find a solution. There is always a better way, always. We will find it together.
Matt Villareal, Owner
Papa Ray's Pizza & Wings
4757 N. Sheridan Rd."
May you have finally found peace, Wilvy Ramos.