[Theaterfacultystaff] Update on Erik Ramsey

Delaney, Shelley delaneys at ohio.edu
Tue Aug 22 16:20:42 EDT 2017

Thank you very much for the update, Charles.


Shelley Delaney
Professor of Theater
Head of Performance
Ohio University Theater Division
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On Aug 22, 2017, at 12:05 PM, Dennis, Daniel <dennisd at ohio.edu<mailto:dennisd at ohio.edu>> wrote:

Holy cow, Charles! Thank you for the update. All good thoughts for Erik.

Daniel C. Dennis
Artistic Director
Tantrum Theater

Lecturer of Voice and Movement
Division of Theater
Ohio University

From: Theaterfacultystaff <theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu>> on behalf of "Biechler, Merri" <biechler at ohio.edu<mailto:biechler at ohio.edu>>
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM
To: theater fac/staff <theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu>>
Subject: [Theaterfacultystaff] Update on Erik Ramsey

Erik Ramsey was taken by ambulance to Riverside Hospital in Columbus early Friday morning of last week. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, an extremely painful condition. Although Riverside doctors are still unable to diagnose the cause of the pancreatitis, they began their treatment with pain medication. While being treated for the pain, Erik developed breathing problems and was admitted to the intensive care unit and has been in and out of intensive care since. If Riverside doctors are unable to determine the cause soon, they will remove his gall bladder as a preventative measure because gallstones are the most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Barbara has been sending out regular updates and occasionally posting updates on Facebook. We are hoping that Erik will be out of the hospital within two weeks, and will be fully recovered by mid to late September. In the meantime, please send him your thoughts, your Chi, or whatever else you feel may be helpful.

All best,


Charles Smith
Distinguished Professor
Head, Professional Playwriting Program, Ohio University

An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian.  His role is to make you realize the doom and the glory of who you are and what you are.  He has to tell, because nobody else can tell, what it is like to be alive.  James Baldwin

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