Thursday, December 20, 2007

Have a Heart

From an occasional reader of ours:
  • FTO Charlie Scott of the 006th District needs a heart transplant.
    The SHARE YOUR HEART FOR THE CHARLIE SCOTT FUND has been set up at Seaway National Bank, located at 645 E 87th Street. Checks, personal or cashiers, or money orders can be sent to:
    P.O. Box 19522
    Chicago, IL 60619.
  • A Fund raising party is being held, 20 December 2007 at Mr G's Supper Club, 87th and Ashland..The generosity of Mr G's, Seaway Bank, Nike, Target, Best Buy, Ballys, various area restaurants, and so many others, has been phenomenal and many last minute Christmas Gifts will be up for raffle.. Despite all that is currently going on we know we are still a big family and we have a brother in need.....TICKETS AT THE DOOR AND DOOR OPENS AT 7 PM ($20)

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The check is written and goes into the mail in the morning.

Best of Luck to ya brother.

This is what being a Chicago Police Officer is all about. A brother in blue has a need, and we ALL help him out.

No disrespect to this man or his situation, but where/how does out Health Insurance figure in here? I dont have any idea what his outta pocket is gonna be here.

This should be an eye opener to all the PPO's and Hair-Gel'n types. We all need to look long term as far as our contract. The extra dollars and days off are nice in the present time, but we are all going to get old and eventually meet our maker.

Good Luck, with the new ticker.
Signed,
Watching age catch me

12/20/2007 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Just another blue shirt said...

Best to you and your's, C.S. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

Stay safe.

12/20/2007 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Brennan said she was concerned about the new test because of reports that officers with political connections might have been given the answers."

And what will happen? NOTHING
As long as the voters have their flat screen tv's etc. the city machine will continue to strive and function.

12/20/2007 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a nice guy that deserves a better shake.

12/20/2007 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great opportunity to bring up organ donation. I am a retired CPD (30 years) and was in need of a kidney transplant. By the grace of God and a very generous friend, I was blessed to receive a kidney. It's been a little over one year. I spent 1 1/2 years on dialysis and believe me, it's no fun. I also know of a few other officers who had kidney transplants, unfortunately, they were cadaver kidneys and both officers passed away this year.
PLEASE, PLEASE... I cannot stress the need for living organ donation. It's not like the operations of old and the donor actually goes home the next day and can be back to work within 4-6 weeks.
I wish C.S. nothing but the best. Unfortunately, a heart can only be obtained from someone who has died.
Again, please think about it. You can go to the Kidney Donation site for any information. My donor said he has no regrets and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Merry Christmas and God bless C.S. and his family.

12/20/2007 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him and his family. I hope he gets what he needs.

12/20/2007 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to sound insensitive or anything like that because I feel for him and hope he gets a transplant in time. But doesn't the medical insurance (and the medical roll if he went on it before the surgery) cover this?

12/20/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Show a little respect said...

12/20/2007 06:40:00 AM

Pay attention to the threads you post in.

12/20/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Sign up to Donate Organs said...

Real simple.

Agree to donate if you die suddenly.

Me, I hope that when my times comes some good comes out of it.

Sure, the best case scenario is that I'm run over by a drunken, on duty, City truck driver. He will of course be from the 11th Ward and received his "drivers training" from a contracted firm secretly run by 42 of the Mayor's relatives.

After the lawsuit each of my baby's mamas will receive large settlements from the city and the "connected" training firm.

That and hopefully some good people will get my organs and live decent lives.

Seriously, sign up. At this point my liver may be shot, but my kidneys seems to work pretty well and so do my corneas. Let some good come from your demise.

As for the PO, hang in there and good luck.

12/20/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know he is an "occasional reader" SCC?

12/20/2007 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know lot's of Capt's that are in desperate need of a heart.

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk....

All kidding aside, great cause for a great guy. He's got my support and prayers.

12/20/2007 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

How long before you get a post from the asshole who thinks fundraisers don't belong in bars.

Whadya got to say about this one? That it's hipocritical to have a fundraiser at Mr. G's cause, you know, thats probably the reason he needs a new heart cause of all that drinkin'

Stay in your hole you piece of shit.

12/20/2007 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys and Girls, We know it's Christmas time and money is tight, but please show Charlie our support. He's actually an FTO who is out there trying to teach the PPO's the "right thing". If at all possible, stop by the benefit tonight! Let's show everyone that when times get tough, we can actually pull together!

12/20/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

******ATTENTION********

Not sure how this works or if this is appropriate but........

A fellow P.O in 017 that just died (no comment on that) was an organ donor I believe. At least that is what was being said at the time he was on life support.

I only am mentioning this because someone is in need! Sorry if I offended anyone but life goes on.

Not sure how it works or if there is a waiting list etc.

Again sorry (R.I.P ML)
Good luck to Charlie!

12/20/2007 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

My prayers are with you, Officer Scott-

I can't make the party tonight but wish you the best. In addition to being organ donors, we can all help by joining the bone marrow transplant list, too.

12/20/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to sound insensitive or anything like that because I feel for him and hope he gets a transplant in time. But doesn't the medical insurance (and the medical roll if he went on it before the surgery) cover this?

12/20/2007 10:09:00 AM

okay you must not be a P.O. or ever been to the emergency room because if you have you would know that insurance does not cover everything. And think about it, a heart is very hard to come by so who knows what is gonna happen when he has to come off of the medical and is still not able to work. that was a dumb question.

12/20/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

charlie scott is one of the nicest guys i know, he always says the corniest things and you can not help but laugh because he is such a great guy. please everyone support this effort tonight and if you can not please send money to his fund.

12/20/2007 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous AQUALUNG said...

35 year p.o. says,

Two and a half years ago I recieved a Lung Transplant, I had mere days if not hours left to live. A lovely lady who was a registered organ donor got into a car accident, I got her left lung, that saved my life.

If you think insurance covers all of the cost of this wild, wild, ride think again. Ya end up with a lotta bills, not to mention the ass kicking of your life, if your lucky.

This officer is in deep trouble, he needs our help, he is one of us. There is no questions here, there is a call to action, why not send him a few bucks, rise to the top, this makes a 10-1 look like summer camp.

No I dont miss the job ( I got told to go) but I do miss the good guys, and really your all good guys, help this guy, he is gonna need it.

As an aside you can become a donor is 10 seconds flat, and even if you registered before the law has changed and you probably need to register again, go to the Secretary of State website to register. Thanks for the memories, thanks for helping this officer, and thanks for being a donor.

Cops are the most heroic people I know. If you or a member of your family are facing a lung transplant I'll be glad to be of what assistance I can, Im an old Area Two guy, Southsider, broken window dick/housecat. God bless you all.

Hang in there officer, transplant is getting better and better, God bless these big teaching hospitals.

12/20/2007 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi, our insurance does not cover 100%, his bills are going to be HUGE, and charlie scott does not drink or smoke.

12/20/2007 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you Charlie.

12/20/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the kidney recipient who posted before. I was fortunate enough to ride out the medical prior to being able to retire (it just happened to work out that way). For years prior to going on dialysis, I had a lot of medical problems and used one million of the 1.5 million our insurance allows. I was entitled to Medicare because of end stage renal disease. However, if you have private insurance, that has to be eaten up prior to Medicare kicking in. I have 160K left and am 62 years of age. I am praying that I can hold on to that until 65 years of age. I can tell you that the transplant was 120K and I won't even tell you how much the anti-rejection meds cost. I must take them every day of my life.
Don't wait until you die to look into kidney donation. Pay it forward if you can.

12/21/2007 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is a great opportunity to bring up organ donation. I am a retired CPD (30 years) and was in need of a kidney transplant. By the grace of God and a very generous friend, I was blessed to receive a kidney. It's been a little over one year. I spent 1 1/2 years on dialysis and believe me, it's no fun. I also know of a few other officers who had kidney transplants, unfortunately, they were cadaver kidneys and both officers passed away this year.

On 14 July 97, I received a kidney and pancreas from a 16 yoa girl who had been killed by a drunk driver. Had done a year of Peritoneal dialysis [still working a district traffic car] while waiting. Ten years out and by the grace of God, still doing well, still locking up the ne'erdowells and working to be deserving of the blessing I received. Will always remember the support of the great bosses [McNulty, Dugan, Price, Kane, Ginoza, etc] and my co-workers on the third watch during the tough times.
My prayers and best wishes to anyone waiting for an organ transplant. I believe that as police, we are perhaps better equipped to deal with the tough times that await a person on a transplant waiting list. Having both witnessed and suffered adversity on the job, I think police have better coping skills than most folks. Looking into the face of your pending prompt demise is also a great time to have the somewhat distorted police sense of humor.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie.
Beat 5931

12/21/2007 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Friends of Charlie Scott said...

Wow!!! What a turn out at the benefit for Charlie Scott..The show of love and support was inspiring. Thank you doesn't begin to say what we all feel. So many people and businesses have come forward and Mark Donahue from F.O.P. and a representative from the Police Memorial Fund both presented checks to Mrs. Scott. It was a great night and fun was had by all. For those who voiced concern about a benefit at a drinking establishment, we had officer's designated as designated drivers and this was announced each time we encouraged folks to buy raffles. A sign was also posted with the offer of a ride. Finally, Officer Diane Mason, owner of SilverLimo, had three Limos assigned to the party and parked in front of Mr G's, in order to drive anyone home who needed it, all free of charge.

Despite all this great effort, Charlie will need our continued support and prayers, his fight is still just beginning.. God Bless all of you and Merry Christmas..And God Bless the CPD!!!!!

12/21/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Finally, Officer Diane Mason, owner of SilverLimo, had three Limos assigned to the party and parked in front of Mr G's, in order to drive anyone home who needed it, all free of charge...

Did the Cpt. from 006 who owns a limo company donate too?

12/21/2007 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice of Diane to offer her limo services. Maybe she can have one of her DRIVERS get her ass to work ON TIME! And hey, Diane, no more sermons on the radio, please!!

12/22/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Former 006 Sgt. said...

Captain Kuemmeth from 2nd Watch in 006 donated, as did Officer Millaun Brown (an amazing jeweler), an Officer from 005 (I believe) who is a musician, a member of the O'Brien Family who is an artist, Mr. G (owner of the hall), the brother of P.O. Giles who happens to be an awesome photographer, Nike Outlet, Target, Best Buy, Bally's, the Children's Place, a men's clothier, and many, many other officers and civilians alike donated either time, money, food, or goods, to help a brother in need! This isn't about who didn't donate, it's about who did. The Captain you referred to, did purchase a ticket and attend the party! Officer Mason's generosity of the limo service was more than sufficient (as well as incredibly generous). FOP was there (both Donahue and Billy Dougherty), a Gold Star Families Rep was there, and most importantly his brothers and sister in blue (and white)!!!!!! Sgt. Dennis O'Brien dedicated SOOOOO much time and energy to making sure word got out and the event ran smoothly! P.O. Monica Davis worked tirelessly to help organize and set up, as did P.O. Clara Denise Young, and P.O. Maurice Thigpen ran it in style! Donations of time and energy from the Officers of 006 made me proud to be a former 006th District Officer. It even made me a little sad that I'm not there anymore! There was definately a family atmosphere going on! Charlie should be honored and proud that so many of us love him and are praying and pulling for him! And Commander Doty should be proud that among all of the problems and adversity the 006th District faces, between manpower shortages, and eveything else, the officers and supervisors who work there still care enough about each other to put in the time and energy (and money), in the most inconvenient time (5 days before Christmas), to come together, heart and soul, black and white, retired and active, blue shirt or white shirt, young or old, rookie or veteran, and support one of our own! One of HIS own! There was no free alcohol, no brownie points for attending, no reason except for love, respect, admiration, and brotherhood (sisterhood too), for us to come together and rally for Charlie. Hopefully the money raised will help his family and defer some of his expenses. Hopefully the sentiment itself will raise his spirits and the spirits of his loved ones in this very somber time. Thank you to all who attended or in some way supported Charlie. To those of you who couldn't, or didn't, it's not too late! Send a few dollars to the aforementioned address and help out as much as you can. Although the party is over, Charlie's struggle is not! He is still waiting for a comparable heart. Pray that he gets one soon! Merry Christmas!

12/22/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Nice of Diane to offer her limo services. Maybe she can have one of her DRIVERS get her ass to work ON TIME! And hey, Diane, no more sermons on the radio, please!!

12/22/2007 09:08:00 AM.....For Christ's sake.An officer does a decent thing,and you slam her for some unrelated,unimportant BULLSHIT.What the hell is wrong with you??

12/22/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie is an all around gentleman and nice guy. Sad to hear that his health has deteriorated to the degree that it has. Although I did buy a ticket to the event, previous obligations kept me from attending. Charlie, you are in my prayers daily. I no longer work in 006, but I've never forgotten you and the great officers on your watch, and I learned a lot from all of you. Godspeed in the search for a donor, Charlie. And Merry Xmas to all!

12/23/2007 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always feel bad when you guys pick and choose, who you want to collect money for. I think all Blue shirts should be treated the same. This is not right. (Airhart)

12/23/2007 01:02:00 PM  

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