Thursday, May 09, 2013

CPD Horses Fulfill a Wish

  • Lots of little girls want a horse. But 9-year-old Kira Mammoser is no ordinary girl. About four years ago, doctors diagnosed Kira with an extremely rare disease that attacks the body's life-supporting functions.

    So when members of the Chicago Police Department recently learned the police sergeant's daughter had asked for a horse, they gave her the next best thing: a surprise visit from two police horses.

    Connected to a ventilator and flanked by family and hospital staff on Wednesday, Kira emerged from Advocate Children's Hospital Park Ridge to meet Mahoney and Marvin, horses from the department's mounted unit, in a grassy area outside.

    "This is obviously very special," said her father, Chuck Mammoser, a sergeant and 17-year Chicago police veteran. "It's important for her. It's important for us."

    Kira was diagnosed in 2009 as one of about 75 people in the world with ROHHAD, or, rapid onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation. Doctors say there is no known cause or cure for the disease, which impairs autonomic nervous system functions such as breathing, digestion and heart rate.
Nice job Officers. And best wishes to the Mammoser family.

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53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - God Bless this little girl, her family and the CPD. I will pray for a miracle.

5/09/2013 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So heartfelt. The people of the mounted unit and their giant babies are all aces.

God bless the Sgt' child and family.

5/09/2013 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this post makes me proud to be a public servent

5/09/2013 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 days said...

Nice job by the Real Police, doing the right thing!

5/09/2013 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a cop (not CPD) and a dad of daughters, class act CPD Mounted Unit and thank you for doing that for her and her family!

5/09/2013 02:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Nice story.

5/09/2013 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Mammoser family; stay strong and keep fighting. To the officers from the Mounted Unit great job, the best days on the job are when you can help someone who really needs it or put a smile on someone's face to take their mind off their problems, even for a minute.

5/09/2013 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tears from a grown man,get well soon.

5/09/2013 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job indeed.
Thanks

5/09/2013 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's simply great news to start the day.

5/09/2013 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous LOU said...

Wishing the best for the Mammoser family! Keeping you in our prayers. The Jimenez Family.

5/09/2013 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happened upon the mounted unit a few years ago with my (then) 4YO.

Those officers reached out and invited my kid to check out the horses and interacted with the small crowd with great spirit. My kid still remembers the time he spent with those fine officers and the cool horses. Experiences like that have a lasting effect.

Kudos to them. They're a great group of coppers, the rest of you guys are no different. take care

citizen

5/09/2013 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Mammosser is a PRINCE , he'd give the shirt off his back to help anyone! Unfortunately there is a bully boss who enjoys making his life and other officers in 18 miserable.To the LT in 18 Vengence is mine seth the LORD!! GOD bless KIRA and the MAMMOSER family.LONG LIVE GERMANY !!!!!

5/09/2013 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think human-bonded animals are one of the mysterious blessings of life on this earth, and that includes horses. Can one of you good officers tell me, if I see a police horse out and about on the city streets this summer, is it appropriate for me to want to greet the animal and pet it on the nose? Are these horses OK with interacting with the public? Or do you prefer to have no distractions when on duty?

--Law Abiding Citizen

5/09/2013 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class Act CPD.

5/09/2013 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous A Police Sgt's Daughter said...

Did the media cover this? I didn't see it if they did. They certainly should have.

5/09/2013 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC reader and CPD supporter said...

Nice move mounted unit! be brave young lady. The hearts of Chicagoans go out to you. May G_d bless you....

5/09/2013 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is posts like this that remind me that there are so many more important things than the day-to-day grind. I lose sight of that from time to time.

Kudos to everyone involved and definitely pulling for that miracle.

5/09/2013 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story! God bless CPD and those who orchestrated this classy move. It's about time we get some good media. I'm shocked it was covered so well by the local stations.

5/09/2013 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the misery and heartbreak in the city, Police always do nice things for kids !

5/09/2013 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chuck..... we love you.... God bless you and your family

5/09/2013 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you CPD Mounted Unit. God bless this family. My prayers are for the family is a miracle. Stay strong, and please let us know if there is anything this family needs.
Retired CPD

5/09/2013 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the comments have said it great post

5/09/2013 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another class act by the "Pony Police"! Best wishes to the Mammoser family!

5/09/2013 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kira is an angel among us. She has faced so much in her short time among us and continues to amaze me. I continue to pray for Kira and her family daily.

5/09/2013 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless and keep the little girl and her family.

That being said, I'll bet not a single gold star had a hand in this, and it might not have come to pass if any of them didn't have their heads shoved up their patron's asses...

5/09/2013 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless her and her family. I will keep them in my prayers.

5/09/2013 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

As I said before......


"We do God's Work"............

We are praying for the family...........

5/09/2013 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

That poor kiddie; what a horrible thing to happen.

But yes, little girls love horses (why is that? I know I did) and I'm glad she got to visit with a couple of them.

5/09/2013 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. Nothing can be better then making a sick child smile. Prayers for the family.

5/09/2013 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless her Chuck and your family

5/09/2013 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angels with badges

5/09/2013 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck to the family of that beautiful little girl... my prayers are with you.!

5/09/2013 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck is a great guy with an amazing daughter. God bless Kira and her family. Keep them in your prayers.

5/09/2013 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another diplomatic endeavor by our CPD Chaplains Unit on behalf of one of our own.
Thanks, Fr. Dan and our Mounted Unit.
God Bless you one and all.

5/09/2013 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sergeant, my prayers for your daughter and family. No matter what, I am proud to be a part of the CPD family. To the mounted unit, a big pat on the back. God Bless you guys.

5/09/2013 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I said before......


"We do God's Work"............

We are praying for the family...........

5/09/2013 02:13:00 PM

Amen to that. It comes with the job and what we deal with. If we don't show compassion at peoples worst times, who will? Under the hard exterior of most cops is the caring and emotion we feel. Most won't admit it, but it's there. We all know, because we walk in the same shoes. As someone else stated, angels with stars.

5/09/2013 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Tommy Fart. Did anyone see this stupid comment he made. .

http://19thwardpolitics.blogspot.com/2013/05/sheriff-dart-has-officially-gone-insane.html



Sheriff Tom Dart has a Cook County concealed carry gun permit proposal pending just in case the legislature fails to act on the issue. One part of Dart's plan is very controversial.

You’d have to have a good reason to need to carry a concealed permit under Sheriff Dart’s proposal. While taping “Connected to Chicago” for Sunday morning at 6:00AM, Dart said people in high-crime zip codes would have a presumed need, but not in low-crime zip codes.

“If there’s individuals that cannot demonstrate that they have this need, then they shouldn’t be eligible for it because underlying this is not this notion that everybody, everytime, anywhere can carry guns. That’s not what they interpreted the second amendment to be yet. Yet!”

But the other side is asking why should anybody have to get Tom Dart’s permission to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bears arms.

5/09/2013 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good going officers your hearts are in the right place you guys make me proud to be a copper. Thanks!

5/09/2013 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://wgntv.com/2013/05/08/cpd-helps-make-wish-come-true-for-young-girl/

5/09/2013 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mounted Unit is the new Marine Unit. Nice job guys and prayers for the family. Good deeds are what keep good cops going.

5/09/2013 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, a question for you and the FOP. Due to the rash of dowtown wildings, Tact teams are having their weekend RDOs cancelled. The Area Central Deputy claims that normal VRI guys aren't cutting it, and the Tact guys will "lock em up" He also states that he's "throwing the Tact teams a bone with this" Well we all understand RDO's cancelled for manpower needs, and also specifically for the "specially trained" members. However this falls under neither, and shouldn't it be opened up to ALL THE MEMBERSHIP? Haven't seen this on an official police document, but it arrves weekly via EMAIL as to which teams have been cancelled. We all understand Tact teams are management and the department can do as they wish with them, but this is some pompous fool believing that regular old beat coppers can't handle the job of coralling the savages in precious downtown. Shouldn't we all be offered this same piece of the pie? If tact has VRI scheduled for these days, they cannot work it and HAVE to work the "Michigan Ave. Detail". The deputy's office will call VRI and have them excused. This is not rocket science, needs no specialty training, and therefore should be offered to all of us! Would just like your opinion and that of the FOP.



^^^^^
Really f&ck then join a tact-team! You want to do nothing all day and night them get time and a half for doing the same! Sign up for VRI and quit bitch/ng!

5/09/2013 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job CPD.....God bless this little girl

5/09/2013 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless her little heart. Miss Mammoser & her family will be in my prayers. Great Job!!!

5/09/2013 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know to do is say a prayer.

old wheel gun cop

5/09/2013 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless this little girl & her entire family. A class act by the mounted unit.

Retired CCSPD.....

5/09/2013 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Kira and the family.

5/10/2013 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


--Law Abiding Citizen

5/09/2013 09:04:00 AM

Thank You.
I would approach the Officer and ask permission.

5/10/2013 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Pat & Bill Ruting said...

From Kira's Grandparents (Chuck's in-laws) - a huge thank you to the CPD and mounted unit. We know what our family is going through and the outpouring of support on this day was fantastic. You made Kira's wish come true - even if it were only for a short time.

5/10/2013 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the community sees Officers in a positive light, especially children, it leaves a lasting almost permanent memory.

The blade cuts both ways with bad attitude behavior too....

I see some of these guys getting coffee on the corner of Dearborn & Harrison sometimes, they interact well with the community.

5/10/2013 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful story. Thank you CPD for going out of your way to make a little girl's dreams come true!

5/10/2013 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fr. Brandt: thank you for making this happen. You don't realize the positive impact you make on our sometimes dysfuntional family. You and your team are appreciated.

Mike Blair, retired CPD

5/11/2013 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the little girl and her family. Great job to the Mounted Unit for giving a child of one of our own a very happy moment.

5/12/2013 10:23:00 PM  

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