UPDATED
November 28, 2017


Sick Desk

November 28, 2017                WIFE OF RET. P.O. KEVIN HICKEY

From Lou Hollander:

I received this email from Kevin Hickey. He is requesting prayers for his wife, Judy.  Along with the prayer request, he needs information on catastrophic insurance.  If you can help, his email is khickey2918@yahoo.com

Lou..
She had to go into the hospital to have bones in her shoulder replaced.  Operation was somewhat of a success. However, the next day when she attempted to stand up, she collapsed and had no strength in her legs.  She went into a rehab facility which she will probably stay until possibly Christmas.  Need prayers.
Secondly, perhaps someone may know how I could purchase catastrophic insurance.  I have the regular Blue Cross and Blue Shield plus MEDICARE.  I know it would not cover this year but may come in handy in the future. Aetna is no good for me since they do not cover southern Virginia.
Kevin 

November 25, 2017       JOHN MCNAMEE AND CHRISTINE MC INTYRE OUT SICK

From Lou Hollander:

SOMETHING JOHN MCNAMEE HAS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

6 years ago, on the Anniversary of 9/11, I went for the DEA test and I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lung Cancer with less than a year to live. With the help of some great doctors, my life was spared  As I come into the future, the radiation that was used Post Operation has now blocked the 4 main arteries from bringing blood into my heart. Again, I had gone in for a simple stent and now survived quadruple bypass. There is a God and I wish ALL a Happy Thanksgiving


SICK DESK PRAYERS REQUEST FOR CHRISTINE MCINTYRE

I was speaking with Christine today, who has been in the hospital since Thursday.   She has been having a series of tests.  Christine had asked me to reach out to our brothers and sisters in blue for prayers.  She is hoping to be discharged from the hospital today.  Her cell phone # is 561-703-0349.


Our 2nd Vice President, Harry Hassler, is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. We ask our friends and members that you remember Harry in your prayers that he may overcome this grave illness.

From President Ed Russo:

Members and Friends,

If you are not aware of it, Harry Hassler,our good friend, member and 2nd Vice President of the association, has pancreatic cancer. I am in regular contact with him. He wishes me to relate to you that he is feeling well and trying to cope with this horrible disease. Harry is just great in his faith in God as you are aware. He is handling  the situation in an unbelievable manner with his love of the Lord who is giving him strength.

Harry states that he is losing weight due to his lack of appetite and has, after one (1)  treatment of chemotherapy, lost some of his hair. This made him make the decision to remove all of his hair which seems not to bother him that much. He is such a strong individual who I extremely admire. Please say a prayer for him and keep him in your thoughts. He is looking forward to seeing you at our Christmas and Holiday Party.

Fraternally,
Ed Russo

October 27, 2017       RET. P.O. BILL KIERNAN and NOTE FROM THE BEN PATTON FAMILY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. BILL KIERNAN

I just spoke with Bill who has been hospitalized for 11 days.  He had a heart attack and a number of strokes. He also has a lot of blood clots throughout his body.  They can’t get rid of the blood clots because they think it is due to an infection he has.  They believe once the infection is cleared they can take care of the clots. He is in very good spirits and feels good.  Bill would love to hear his friends.  Cell number is 352-430-9796



THE GREATEST COMFORT DURING OUR S0RROW WAS THE EXPRESSIONS 0F SYMPATHY
CONVEYED TO US IN MANY WAYS.

WE DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS AND THANK YOU MOST SINCERELY.

BEN PATTON AND FAMILY

September 30, 2017               UPDATES - LOU HOLLANDER & LEROY HILL

We heard from Lou Hollander that the surgery went very well and he is now recuperating. Just sit back and take it easy, Lou. All the best to you and Barbara.


From Chalres McCray cemccray@aol.com

Leroy Hill has been moved.

Cards may be sent to

Margaret Teitz Nursing and Rehab Center

164-11 Chapin Parkway   Rm. 217        

Jamaica, NY 11432

(164th St.and 84th Ave. off Hillside Ave)  

 

At the present time Leroy is not using his phone..

 

P.S.

We have not yet received addition information on William King.

Be well

Charles 

We wish them well and a rapid recovery back to good health.

September 5, 2017               LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. LEROY HILL and
                                                              RET. P.O. LOU HOLLANDER

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. LEROY HILL

Received from Charlie McCray cemccray@aol.com

Leroy Hill underwent emergency abdominal surgery on Friday September 1st. The procedure was successful and he remains in ICU on a respirator.
It is anticipated he will be off the respirator today or tomorrow,  and moved to a regular room by the weekend. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

I will be going in the hospital Thursday morning for neck surgery. Unless it is an emergency, please hold all emails. At this time, I do not know when I will be able to resume sending e-mails.
Thank you.

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Lou and Leroy that they may fully recover back to good health.

September 4, 2017          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. STANLEY CALDWELL

Received from Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

HI Charlie,
I want to let everyone know that this past week, Troy Henegan, Martine Richardson, Tom Wooding and I went to visit Stan Caldwell. Stan is recovering from a heart condition and was in the hospital for about 6 weeks, but is handling the situation well. Stan is still Stan; loud voice, big smile and lots of Transit war stories. Stan is in good spirits and on the road to recovery. He has lost about 25 lbs during his hospital stay, but is now eating solid foods.

GEORGE YOUNG

Our best wishes to Stan for a full recovery back to good health.

August 24, 2017       LOU HOLLANDER -  CHRISTINE MC INTYRE - JOE MASTROMARINO  


LOU HOLLANDER

Unfortunately I will not be able to be on my computer as often as I usually am.  I am having serious neck problems and it is very painful when I sit down at my PC.  I have had an MRI and found out I have a herniated disc and a pinched nerve.  I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on 8/30 and will know more then.


CHRISTINE McINTYRE

This past Friday Christine had back surgery.  I had spoked to her the day before the surgery and she was in extreme pain.  I spoke to her today, 2 days after the surgery and the only pain she has is from the healing process, nothing like before.  Operation was a success!   If you would like to call Christine her cell # is 561-703-0349

Just the other day, Christine sent the following to Lou Hollander:

I can't tell you all how overwhelming surprised I was when I received this beautiful bouquet!! Your calls and prayers were more than enough, I'm very grateful, & as I said, Blessed to have you all in my life..

Brothers & Sisters. I thank you & love ya!!!

May we take a long moment to remember & treasure the memories we all had w/John Kelly...loved that man...May he RIP????????


JOE MASTROMARINO

On 8/24/ Joe will be going into a NJ hospital for back surgery.  Please keep Joe in your prayers that all goes well.  Joe’s email address is JMastromar@aol.com

Our well wishes go out to Lou, Christine and Joe for a full recovery back to good health.

July 22, 2017                      SICK DESK - LOUIS PAGAN - MIKE PIZZORUSSO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Received this from Louie Pagan.  Well wishes can be sent to Louie at LouPagan53@yahoo.com

Hi Lou,

Just to let you know that after we got back from Florida we were dealt with bad news.  Ceci's cancer is back.  Again she will be going through chemo.  I pray that this time the chemo will kill those cancer cells.  Please let the group know so we can get those prayer warriors going.  Thank you for all you do.  Take care, Louis


SICK DESK MIKE PIZZORUSSO

Spoke with Mike Yesterday morning and informed me that he was back in the hospital again.  He apparently passed out in his home and was admitted to the hospital 6 days ago.  He had a pace maker inserted and will be leaving the hospital and going to a rehab facility.  Mike’s cell number is 727-510-9472

Our prayers and best wishes go out to the families of our fellow officers above for the well being of their loved ones.

July 17, 2017                                       RET. P. O. TOMMY CRIMMINS
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net
 

Tommy was just released form Trinity Hospital on Thursday, July 13th, after having knee surgery.  He was suffering for years with his knee and was afraid to go for the replacement.  I went to visit him in the hospital the day after the operation and he was up and walking with a walker with less pain he had in years.  He will have rehab for a few months and will be good as new. It is requested at this time to hold off on any phone calls.

Our best wishes and get well fast, Tommy

July 4, 2017                             SICK DESK UPDATE - MIKE PIZZORUSSO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net
 
I spoke to Mike yesterday.  He is home and is doing well.  His spirits were high.  Give him a call 727-510-9472

June 21, 2017                               SICK LIST UPDATE - RET. P.O. RICHARD PRA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

This information was received from Bob McGuire about 5 days ago

His daughter Cheryl visited him and Richie is still on a ventilator and not sure if he can acknowledge the present of people.  He will probably be in the hospital for many months and the hospital is hoping they can take him off the ventilator gradually, although they are not sure at this writing if there will be any damage to his organs or his brain.  It was reported from the time he was transported in an ambulance to the hospital and in the ER he may have "died" 9 times and revived.  According to the daughter, there is improvement, but it is unknown on a recovery or the length of time it will take.  Prayers are needed.