Nearly a week after he suffered a life-threatening medical emergency while on vacation with his family, the London, Ont., community has rallied together and raised tens of thousands of dollars for the family of Eddie Lopez, who continues to fight for his life in an Ottawa intensive care unit.
The 37-year-old London barber, restaurateur and father of two had been watching his daughter play in a soccer tournament in the capital on July 30 when he suffered a brain aneurysm rupture, his wife told Global News on Friday.
“He grabbed his head and then just asked me for water. So I went to get up and get him water and then he fell over and started to have a seizure,” Jody Davis said. “We got really blessed, there (were) doctors and nurses at the soccer field and the ambulance was only two minutes away.”
Paramedics rushed Lopez to Ottawa’s Civic Hospital where doctors placed him in a medically-induced coma. It was determined that he had suffered a brain aneurysm, multiple seizures and cardiac arrest, Davis said.