Brevard surfer’s death turns to focus on medical awareness – Florida News

Brevard surfer’s death turns to focus on medical awareness – Florida News

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Published 11:13 p.m. ET June 14, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago


Thousands turned out at Pelican Beach Park to fondly remember friend and fellow outdoor enthusiast Robert Rohmann with a traditional surfers paddle out. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted June 26, 2016.

Thursday, June 15, marks one-year since a Satellite Beach surfer and outdoorsman passed away. He was 30 when he died and his family is now speaking about his condition. The family is also asking the community to collectively celebrate the lives lost in the community this weekend.

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Robert Rohmann was very active, having fished and surfed his entire life. In 2016, he began experiencing symptoms including difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and dizziness. Just a few months later, in June 2016, Robert died from a pulmonary disease called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH), leaving behind two young daughters and a wife, Arianne, who’s now on a mission to save lives by raising awareness of this deadly but preventable disease.


His family is kicking off a memorial weekend is his honor:

Thursday, June 15th: 6 p.m. Satellite Beach Long Doggers
(family fun: games, music, video)

Friday, June 16th: Drink specials and re living the old days at 8:30 p.m. at Sports Page bar and grill (adults only)

Saturday, June 17th: Get your hashtags yo! #paidinlifestyle…

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