Now, she fears she has also lost the opportunity to say goodbye to her mother, who is among dozens of people missing in the deadly South Florida condominium collapse.
“We all pray, mostly for the same things,” Ramsey told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. “My faith is that whether she’s here or not, she’s in the grace of God and that keeps me going. “
At least 12 people died from the partial collapse of the building last week. More than 140 people are still missing, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said on Tuesday. Conditions for search and rescue teams have been difficult, but local officials say they have not given up hope of finding survivors in the rubble pile.
Ramsey said his hopes were slowly shifting from finding his mother alive to at least rescuers able to find her body.
Ramsey told CNN that she would like to meet with the president to tell him how she feels and “prevent this from happening again.”
“I feel like some really bad decisions were made and it kept me from saying goodbye to my mom,” Ramsey said. “I want a sense of responsibility for this, I hope the government intercedes for it. ”
Ramsey said his mother was a “strong Cuban woman” who came to the United States about six decades ago in search of freedom and free speech.
She “lived comfortably in her oceanfront apartment, traveled and, lately, really enjoyed her family,” Ramsey said.