July 7, 2018

Sick Desk

July 7, 2018                           RET. DET. DANNY CURTIN  IN HOSPITAL 

Sent by Lou Hollander

Ret. Det. Danny Curtin has been hospitalized for over a week with an infection.  Due to the infection, he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee.  I was just talking to Donny Tisdall who informed me that Danny will be starting rehab today (7/6).  He also informed me that the doctors said he can be fitted for a prosthetic leg and he will be good as new. 

Danny has a lot of support from all the Transit cops living on Pawleys Island, who all visit him every day and stay with him late into the night.  You can try calling him on his cell phone 718-640-5717 in the evening only so you don’t interfere with his rehab. His email is det724dan@aol.com

July 6, 2018                                 REQUEST FOR BLOOD DONATIONS

Received from Recording Sec'ty Bob Valentino:

Come Join Us to Honor Anthony Sclafani

Blood Drive

When: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Where: K of C Manresa, 185 Cedar Grove Ave

Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

On August 12, 2018 the family of Anthony Sclafani will be hosting a blood drive in his honor.  Anthony “The Bear” is a retired NYC Transit Police Officer.  He also served his country in both the Air Force and Army.  He is also a longstanding member of the Knights of Columbus.  Anthony had a severe GI bleed that required over 40 units of blood in a 72 hour period to keep him alive.  Anthony has spent 3 months in the hospital recovering. 

MaryAnne and Peter would like to encourage all to come out and donate blood as a thank you.  They want to ensure there is blood on the shelves for the next patient in need.

Donating blood is an hour of your time with a tremendous reward, LIFE.  There are patients in need every day.  Please come join us in honoring Anthony “The Bear” Sclafani.

To schedule an appointment call: NYBC at 800-933-2566 or click here

For questions regarding medical eligibility, lease call (800) 688-0900

The photo above was taken shortly before his illness

June 28, 2018                              RET. P.O. BOBBY FORRESTER UPDATE

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Bobby Forrester was discharged from the hospital last week and is recuperating at home. His spirits and health are good. In the meantime, he has been receiving get well calls and would appreciate any calls to him on his cell: 718-501-2485.

June 25, 2018                 RET. P.O.  VINNIE SERVEDIO DOING VERY WELL AND IS HOME

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Vinnie Servedio called us last week to let everyone know that he came through his triple bypass surgery with flying colors and was expected to be released soon

On an update, he came home this past Saturday and I spoke to him today. He is feeling very good and is undergoing rehab and is expected to be out of activity for a few weeks.

He wants to thank everyone who prayed for him and who called to give him good wishes after the surgery.


Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Jacques Maurice recently suffered a severe accident and had to be hospitalized. After a few weeks in the hospital, he was moved to a physical therapy facility and eventually returned home. He is still in a lot of pain and asks that our members and friends offer prayers for his recovery.

As Jacques stated: "Keep the organization going; I love you guys." He can be reached at 718-857-6706 and would appreciate phone calls.

April 13, 2018                                   SON OF RET. SGT. MIKE LAVELLE

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from Mike Lavelle mplavelle51@hotmail.com

Michael H. Lavelle Needs Blood & Platelets
Please keep Michael in your prayers.  Prayers are so powerful

My son, Michael H. Lavelle, is currently undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering for leukemia. He has just completed the first phase of chemo for spinal and bone marrow treatment. He will need a bone marrow transplant plus other treatment. He is in constant need of blood transfusions. MSK has asked that we reach out to others and request blood donations from family, friends and organizations.

If anyone would like to donate blood, in Michael H. Lavelle’s name, please see the attached flyer with info.
If you are unable to help with a blood or platelets donation, please keep Michael in your prayers.
Thank you
Michael P Lavelle

Michael Lavelle Needs Blood & Platelets
Michael is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions. 

Michael and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of  blood and/or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate. Donations not used by Michael will be released for use by other patients many of whom are children.

To benefit Michael Lavelle all designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Please visit www.mskcc.org/blooddonations for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets.

Appointments are necessary- All blood types are acceptable

For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you please Contact:     

Joe Licata   -   212-639-8177
Manager, Blood Donor Program

The Blood Donor Room – 212-639-7648
1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68th Streets) NYC - Schwartz Building lobby
Open Every Day
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon     8:30am - 3:00pm
Tues      8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed/Thurs – 8:30am – 7:00pm
The process for donating whole blood takes approximately1hour
The process for donating platelets takes about 2 ½ hours.

FREE Donor Parking -
-Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue –entrance on 72nd Street, N.W.corner

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Mike's son that he may recover from this serious illness.

March 25, 2018                                         PRAYERS REQUESTED

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from Ed Provanzana edpro1@mac.com


Hi Lou,
Could you post this? My daughter, Jackie, is in need of a kidney. She lives in New Paltz NY and has been on dialysis for almost ten months. She’s a school teacher and has a wonderful family. This Web site www.kidney4jackie.com  explains things better than I can.  

Thanks again 
Ret. P.O. Ed Provanzana  


Rosa Morales, wife of Ret. PO Ronnie Morales, redmonkey_59@comcast.net  suffered a fall while visiting relitives up in The Bronx NY on March 17th. Rosa suffered a concussion and mulitpal contusions to her face.  She was briefly hospitalized and unable to fly home to Houston TX. The doctors didn’t think it was good for her to fly as they were afraid of her hemorrhaging.  Ronnie tells me he hopes she will be able to fly home soon.  He request that you keep her in your prayers.

Ret. P.O. Ben Berg is recovering from spine surgery performed on 3/23, and requesting prayers from the membership

Benny Berg

Our prayers and best wishes extended to Ben and Rosa that they may return to good health.