Family of Readus provides an update on his condition


David Dennis

Photo provided by David Dennis/CSUB Athletics Department

Michael Canelo, Sports Reporter

  Senior CSU Bakersfield men’s basketball player Ronne Readus was involved in a car accident on Wednesday, March 31 in his hometown of San Diego.  

  Readus sustained life-threatening injuries from the accident but has been showing improvement every day since the accident. 

  Ronne Readus family gave an update on his condition on Monday, April 12: 

  “We want to start by thanking everyone for your prayers for Ronne! The support we have received has been overwhelming and we cannot thank you all enough. 

  We are blessed to tell you that Ronne has taken great strides in his long recovery. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, thank the Lord! Ronne is currently stable, awake, alert, and breathing on his own. 

  The amazing staff of Sharp Memorial Hospital have done a great job of caring for him and we are so appreciative of their hard work. We have also received so much support from CSUB, the men’s basketball team, and the Bakersfield community as a whole. 

  CSUB and Bakersfield have such a special place in our hearts. It is truly a special place and we are so grateful to God for putting the `Runner Family in Ronne’s life. The way you all have wrapped your arms around Ronne and our family will never be forgotten. 

  Please continue praying for Ronne and our family as he still has a long way to go towards a full recovery. 

God bless you all!”

   Lexus Lutu a close friend of Ronne Readus says he’s the humblest person she has ever come across and he is always looking to make someone smile and laugh. 

  “He has a big smile that can make anyone react and a big heart to match. He is always thinking about others before themselves, and he is a beast on the court. Always a stand out when he plays and he is my favorite player of all-time,” said Lutu.  

   To support Readus and his family, the CSUB Athletics Department has setup a GoFundMe account to help cover the costs of medical bills. 

   The message below is from the GoFundMe page to all of the Runner Family: 

  Ronne Readus, a senior center on the Roadrunner men’s basketball team, was in a serious car accident on March 31 and suffered life-threatening injuries. Readus is in the hospital in San Diego receiving medical care, but he is improving as the days go on. We have set up this GoFundMe page for those that would like to contribute to help Ronne with the long recovery ahead. 

  “It has been amazing to see the outpouring of love, thoughts, and prayers from everyone in our community for Ronne and his family. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for Ronne and his family,” said CSUB Athletics Department.  

  This fundraiser is being managed by the CSUB Athletics Compliance Office to ensure the fundraiser is conducted in accordance with NCAA legislation.