Update on Luis Colato: Vigil March

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El Gran Kolato
Luis Colato pictured in the mid 2000’s assisting a female affected by teargas during confrontations between street vendors and riot police.

Regarding the illness that Luis Colato exhibited last week, we are hearing many versions and will release formal information regarding what happened soon, but for now this is what we understand. A week ago Luis started to present with vertigo, incoherent speech.  He was complaining of headaches yet attributed them to migraines he had on a regular basis. He then had a convulsion. It is suspected that Luis may have developed a clot from the head injuryand this caused a stroke. He was flown via Helicopter from Santa Ana to San Salvador and admitted to the Social Security Hospital on March 8th.  He was intubated due to labored breathing. Doctors operated and drained 60ml of blood from his cranium to relieve pressure. The wound was left open for 72 hours to drain cephalic fluid.  Members of Comandos de Salvamento, friends and family did a Vigil March on Tuesday March 13 which stopped in front of the ISSS Hospital at 6pm.  Luis has been in a coma for almost a week and will undergo another operation to relieve pressure from swelling on Thursday March 15th.  We asked for your prayers during this trying time for the institution. Luis has served the institution since the mid 1980s as EMT, EMS Educator, and Board Member. Luis is not only an integral part of our Medical Services, and Disaster Mitigation, but an important part of our family.

4 thoughts on “Update on Luis Colato: Vigil March”

  1. A gradezco a la persona que escribio esta noticia, soy prima hermana de Luis y no sabia que él estaba en coma, Agradezco a todos los que estan pendientes y orando por Luis, él ha sido una persona que dese joven ha realizado una gran labor es la Cruz verde.. Espero en Dios se recupere. y a mi familia, especialemente a su madre, hermana y hermano, estamos con ustedes apoyandoles en esta etapa tan dura para la familia.

    1. Carolina, Kolato es parte de tu familia tal como de nuestra. Hemos vivido un montón de experiencias con Luis y estamos orando por su pronto recuperacion.

  2. La Escuela Tecnica para la Salud hara una oracion para la pontra recuperacion de Luis Colato lo queremos y apreciamos mucho en la institucion.

  3. Por favor cualquier cosa me notifican que los de la Escuela Tecnica Par la Salud estamos pendientes de su mejoria y todos tenemos fe y intercedemos por su bien por que lo queremos por el buen amigo que es

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