Daughter's illness weighs on Tillman

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will have a 1:30 p.m. news conference Friday at the Children's Memorial Hospital to address a serious medical issue involving his infant daughter. Read more
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A regular person

Northbrook, IL

#1 Aug 29, 2008
I don't like to read about anyone - especially a baby - who is sick, but if that weighs on someone who makes millions of dollars, imagine how it weighs on us who have regular jobs and can't afford to miss work.
Ddddddug

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 29, 2008
I don't think money changes the way a normal person feels about his/her children.
Peanut has always been one of the good guys both on the Bears and in the NFL as a whole. Us fans who follow them closely know the things he does with his own time and money to help the community. I hope his daughter and family get throught this well.
Arnie

Duluth, GA

#3 Aug 29, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tillman family
Just an American

New Port Richey, FL

#4 Aug 29, 2008
To A regular Person - you really need to just the &$*# up! Get a life.

To the Tillman family, our thoughts and prayers are with. May your baby daughter have a speedy recovery.
Jim P - East Village

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2008
My prayers are with the Tillman family. Charles Tillman is definitely a bright spot who exhibits high morals & integrity, especially in comparison to the majority today's arrogant athletes.
All the best Peanut!
Jim P - East Village

United States

#7 Aug 29, 2008
A regular person wrote:
I don't like to read about anyone - especially a baby - who is sick, but if that weighs on someone who makes millions of dollars, imagine how it weighs on us who have regular jobs and can't afford to miss work.
Get over yourself, it's not the forum for that kind of response. You have been reading too much of Obama's utopian nonsense.
Smudgers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#8 Aug 29, 2008
A regular person - seriously... what is wrong with you? Did your mama not hug you enough when you were a kid? You must be one of those attention craving cry babies who demands that everything in life is about you. Jerk!

My daughter is 5 mos. old now and I cannot even imagine what would be going through my head if she were sick. If I were in his situation, football and, especially pre-season games, would be the very last thing on my mind.

Football is probably the sense of normalcy that he needs. Peanut is the Chicago Bears and fans should rally around him.

To Peanut (not that you read this, but): My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Smudgers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#9 Aug 29, 2008
Jim P -

Also not a Political forum, leave the political jabs out of it.
Nut case

Western Springs, IL

#10 Aug 29, 2008
God bless your family Peanut.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 29, 2008
All the best to Mr. Tillman and his family. It would be nice to hear of his daughter's continued improvement and then full recovery.
Florida Jim

Christmas, FL

#12 Aug 29, 2008
Lovie has the quarterback he has selected, the offensive coach he has selected, the team he has selected and the results are strictly HIS! He is the Dusty Baker of pro football. Would you rather have Dusty Baker managing the Cubs or Lou Pinela?
Joe

Traverse City, MI

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Florida Jim - Not only are your comments ignorant, but they are way out of place. If you don't like the way the Bears do things, there are plenty of teams in your own state to bandwagon behind. We don't need you.

Peanut, Bears fans everywhere are praying for you.
Smudgers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#14 Aug 29, 2008
Florida Jim, can you not find another forum to write these dumb*** comments. Pay some respect your ignorant a-hole.
Pete

Bloomingdale, IL

#15 Aug 29, 2008
RamRod wrote:
All the best to Mr. Tillman and his family. It would be nice to hear of his daughter's continued improvement and then full recovery.
Yes.
A regular person

United States

#16 Aug 29, 2008
Jim P - East Village wrote:
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Get over yourself, it's not the forum for that kind of response. You have been reading too much of Obama's utopian nonsense.
I don’t think so. My point was that we never read that Mr. Joe Smith (who happens to work at the local hospital, real estate office, newspaper, pick an office), who earns $50,000/year (or less), has a child with a serious illness. It is weighing on his mind greatly. He is not sure how he will continue making it to his office during the day when he also has to go to the hospital, to the doctors’ offices, to the pharmacy, etc. and continue earning his pay check so that he can pay his bills which are barely covered as it is on his “middle-class” income. More importantly, Mr. Smith cannot afford to lose his job because then he will lose his insurance coverage, too. I’m sure Tillman won’t have to worry how he will pay the medical bills, continue his insurance coverage, and continue to collect his salary so that he can continue to live in his 3 bedroom house like Mr. Smith.
Smudgers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#17 Aug 29, 2008
A regular person - sure, Charles Tillman will, most likely, not have to worry about where he will find the money to pay for his daughters medical bills or if he can take the time off without getting fired, but have a freaking heart.

You do hear about the Mr. Smith's in the world out there, watch the local news, read the local paper, watch CNN, MSNBC or even some reality TV such as extreme makeover. There are tons of stories out there like this. Stories even sadder than this.

The reality is that you are probably cold to it. This is a sports site that is reporting on the illness of one of it's sports icons. Of course they would write on it.

Must everything be about money with some people? Yes, he is financially able to do things some can't. Good for him. That doesn't make his less susceptible to the pain of a sick child. Do everyone a favor and look deep in your pea sized heart and think before you type next time.
Smudgers

Mount Pleasant, SC

#18 Aug 29, 2008
Correction:

"The reality is that you are probably cold to it. This is a sports site that is reporting on the illness of a child of one of it's sports icons. Of course they would write on it."
Annie

Champaign, IL

#19 Aug 29, 2008
Joe wrote:
Peanut, Bears fans everywhere are praying for you.
This Browns fan is also praying for Peanut Tillman's little girl and family.

Tillman is one of the good guys, and while "a regular person" may be so unfeeling as to point out the money factor, I choose to look at the other side: someone with the name recognition of Tillman will be able to bring attention to the ailment from which his daughter suffers.

I wish Tillman nothing but the best, and a swift and complete recovery for his daughter.
Interesting

United States

#20 Aug 29, 2008
Jim P - East Village wrote:
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Get over yourself, it's not the forum for that kind of response. You have been reading too much of Obama's utopian nonsense.
You also need to get over yourself, this is not the forum for you to whine about Obama
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Aug 29, 2008
We all can relate to having a relative/acquaintance/co-worke r that has to cope with the stress of an seriously ill loved one. It's no less tragic or stressful because of your financial situation. Peanut is one of us, when it comes to this situation, because it's one of our children, who isn't equipped to understand what is happening to them. The rest doesn't matter, even a little.

We hope to hear more encouraging news, on this, as time goes on.

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