Irish mom rallies for epileptic son i...

Irish mom rallies for epileptic son in Chicago

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 27, 2007, titled Irish mom rallies for epileptic son in Chicago. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Charlotte Caldwell's eyes filled with tears as she recalled the prognosis Belfast doctors gave her infant son, Billy, after treating him for severe seizures that left his body limp as a rag doll.

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Webmaster

London, UK

#1 Sep 28, 2007
Excelent article -

Please check out Billy's Ray of Hope website - www.billysrayofhope.com where donations can easily be made or contact Billy's family with words of encouragement at donate(@) billysrayofhope.com
American

Mount Vernon, MO

#2 Sep 28, 2007
Very good, but it is ashame Americans as a whole don't do the same for their own.
Fillmore

Cicero, IL

#3 Sep 28, 2007
Britain's socialized medicine's answer: "We can't do anything more for him, just take him home." Welcome to Hillary Care. And when you're told -- whatever your
illness is -- just go home, there's nothing more we can do for you, be sure to thank Mrs. Clinton.
linda smith

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 28, 2007
THANK GOD
CHICAGO

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 28, 2007
THANK GOD FOR CHICAGO AND HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO
fran

United States

#6 Sep 28, 2007
Fillmore wrote:
Britain's socialized medicine's answer: "We can't do anything more for him, just take him home." Welcome to Hillary Care. And when you're told -- whatever your
illness is -- just go home, there's nothing more we can do for you, be sure to thank Mrs. Clinton.
What about the thousands of children here, who can't even be told go home there is nothing more we can do, because they can't even get the simplest of medical care because they have no medical insurance and too poor to pay for it.

EMR

Since: Sep 07

Chicago

#7 Sep 28, 2007
Socialized medicine, aka Hillarycare, at its best.
Fran

Chicago, IL

#8 Sep 28, 2007
I say to Hillary Clinton who is so bulldoggedly pushing national health care, this is the way it is in the UK and Europe -- this is National health care at it's finest, where their approach is to so as little as possible as slow as possible. Here in the US, notably in Chicago where there is world-class health care, the little baby would have been taken care of yesterday, speedily and efficiently, with results. I hope that the "Royal" hospital in Belfast is embarrassed, shame on them for not even providing a referral! I am happy for the Caldwell family and pray for their son's health, hopefully they can all breathe a deep sigh of relief. Epilepsy does not have to be a Dickensian death sentence, not in this day and age.
T-man

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 1, 2007
A cautionary tale in the nationalized health care debate, AKA "The Joys of Socialism".
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