Friday, October 16, 2009


NYPD and Vietnam veteran in need...

Asking all cave dwellers and passersby to please keep in your prayers,my big brother Johnny.

While on his way to take part in a motorcycle funeral escort for a deceased Veteran, his bike hit a huge pothole causing him to crash. He is in ICU with severe internal injuries and his wife, their children and grandchildren would appreciate your prayers.

Johnny was always my idol and boyhood hero growing up, USMC Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient and a Sergeant of NY's Finest. So your prayers would mean a lot to me too.

Thank you all


Blogger Kathy said...


2:01 PM  
Blogger TH2 said...


2:32 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I will "bend my knees" for your brother and for his suffering family.

Jim C.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

BTW, I have posted your request on the York Forum at the High Altar.

I hope you don't mind.


Jim C.
A/K/A/ jbc1949 of the YF

3:33 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

On it, and now our Holy Mother is too.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Lola said...

Your brother has my prayers.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

St Anthony & St Patrick (Also, Fr. Capodono),

Pray for Him!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Confiteor said...

Its times like these that remind us all who like to debate issues affecting the Church that in the end there is only one thing that matters and that is that we all persevere.

Please be assured of my prayers, most especially on Sunday when I assist at Mass.

God Bless You and your family.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

So sorry to hear this,....prayers from here.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Prayed immediatly after reading and added him to my intentions at Mass this evening.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Count on mine.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

We're praying for Johnny.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Prayed. Please give an update.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

You are all in my (and my husband's) prayers. God Bless you and your family.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Kindred Spirit said...

I'll pray for him at Mass in the morning. Saint Margaret Mary, pray for Johnny.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Esther G. said...

Sorry to hear that. I'm praying!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Al said...

A given!

3:41 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Of course. May The Holy Mother wrap her mantle around him.

6:58 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Thank you all for the prayers.

A49~You can post this wherever he'll receive more prayers from. Thank you.

He is intebated and on a vent. He'll be on one for at least a week. The biggest concern is that he has a flail chest. The stress from trying to breathe has become a threat to his heart, so we have a rough couple of days in front of us.

The hospital he was taken to happens to be in a pretty bad area of Brooklyn. Many of the other patients around him are handcuffed to the bed with a cop watching 24/7. So to put their minds at ease, I reached out to some friends in high places and some cops from the hospitals precinct visited with him and availed themselves to my sister-in-law and her kids. This also sent a clear message to those around him, "This guy is one of US!" The visit apparently did him some good too, as one of the cops came over to give him some encouragement, insiring him to try to sit up to shake his hand. Gotta love that Marine pride.

Thanks again everyone.

7:44 AM  
Blogger JACK said...

Done! Also added his name to the prayer requests on my blog. Kinda like calling for reinforcements!

Please keep us aprised on his condition. Mass today will be dedicated to him.

2:28 PM  
Blogger aldebaran said...

Tom, I am sorry to hear about your brother! Please know that my family and I will be praying A LOT!

- Bridget

3:07 PM  
Blogger the Mom said...

The kids and I will be praying for him at bedtime tonight and tomorrow in school.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Lana said...


9:32 AM  
Blogger American History said...

Our prayers go out to your brother. We discovered a website that might help. Please check out Hope it helps. God bless.

7:52 PM  

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