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Soccer league supports couple after tragic crash

Posted at 5:51 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 20:30:05-05

Support is pouring in for two people involved in that tragic car crash last weekend.

Miguel Ramirez is a soccer coach and his team says they are hosting tournaments and serving food to help raise money for a person they say they know would do it for them.

Ramirez is heavily involved in the soccer community, but he remains in the hospital tonight after being a tragic, life-altering car crash.

"He's not just a coach he's more like family, he's a friend, he’s a mentor, he is someone who takes care of the community," said Alejandra Lorenzo.

Last Saturday Ramirez and his wife were hit while driving down i-80, it resulted in Ramirez losing both legs and his wife losing one.

"I couldn't believe it, that’s something you don't expect to hear out of nowhere but that just lets us know how short life is, or how quick things can happen," Lorenzo said.

Now his soccer team is hosting tournaments and selling plates to help raise money for the family.

"They didn't have insurance so this is the help for them, the community is coming together pretty strong, we are getting a lot of help," said Esther Moralez.

Ramirez' players say he's always the first to help a person in need and they want to give him that same respect.

"He's very quick to respond to any help if anyone ever needs anything, he's always there to help you," Moralez said.

Friends say there's no word yet when Ramirez and his wife will be released from the hospital but they are both doing well.