Robert Ross (Colorado Bob) is a genuine Prospector and a Rock, Gem, and Mineral Expert. Bob did not come by this information easily. He went and experienced this by working in the mines in his early life after he was in the Military.
In the 80’s Bob was in the Military and he was gassed causing a condition called Bullous Emphysema.He managed this condition for years. The military gave him no compensation. This condition did not stop Bob from pursuing his dreams.. Bob’s specimens can be found in the Miner’s Hall of Fame in Leadville Colorado, The School of Mines in Socorro, New Mexico, The National History Museum in Paris…to name a few. He has been featured on the Weather Channels Hit show Prospectors and this year was nominated to be in the Gold Miners Hall of Fame.
In the summer of 2018 Bob was opening an educational Mine Tour Company, when the fires in Colorado shut down the LaPlata Mountains. Not only did the Mine tour company get shut down, the LaPlata mountains where shut down and Bob went down. He was diagnosed with Chronic pneumonia. His only chance of fulfilling his dream of “Teaching the Earth…one Rock at a Time,” is to get his lungs replaced.
After a year of test and work Bob has been approved for a double lung replacement to be done at The University of Colorado in Aurora Colorado The $$$ are approved for the Double lung replacement but the expenses to get thru and the aftercare are not covered. After he gets thru the procedure and rehab, he has to live near the hospital
and provide his own living expenses and help.
Bob’s own $$$ has been depleted and he is struggling to get thru to the other side of this so he can go back to his passion of having people “Learn the Earth….One Rock at a Time”…..and if you need to know anything about rocks or fossils you can find him on Facebook as Robert Ross. He loves to answer your questions while you he waits for his new lungs.
Family and friends of Robert Ross are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Robert has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
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August 25, 2020
Bob may you be blessed for this upcoming transplant and a speedy recovery.