Posted on: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Family Assistance Update
November 2020
-UPDATE- Ernest and Dee Leal (11-24-20 blc) I just got back from visiting with Dee and her sister at Houston Northwest Medical Center (Cypress). Ernest is still in very critical condition but Dee is not giving up hope for God to intervene and pull him through this dark period. The staff at the hospital have been very supportive and caring for Dee's needs as well.  All officers, present and retired, are welcomed to come by today and support Dee and grab a bite to eat that the hospital has graciously provided. She will be there until 9 tonight. (Tuesday November 24th).

Beginning tomorrow at 8Am, the hospital is going into lockdown for about 3 weeks and will not be allowing visitors. However, exceptions will be made for HPD officers. Also, by late this evening, the Thin Blue Line Flag will be flying outside the hospital, outside of his room. 

Let us give thanks to the staff at the Hospital for their graciousness in taking care of our Brother and Sister in Blue. Prayers are very much appreciated by the Leal family.
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Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Please be advised that the hours for dropping by to pray, drop off cards and offer well wishes for Ernest Leal, have changed. The hours are from 6:00Am to 9:00Pm tonight at Houston Northwest Medical Center (Cypress), 21214 Northwest Freeway (Hwy.290) in their Conference Room. COVID safety measures will be in effect.
Many prayers go out to Ernest and Dee. May God watch over them and bring them peace and comfort.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Ernest and Dee Leal (11-17-20 blc) UPDATE: Dee informed me today that her husband, Active Officer Ernest Leal, is still in the hospital with COVID 19. She is still in quarantine. Please continue to keep Dee and Ernest in your prayers. 
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

J B Haney, Sr (11-4-20 blc) I took a transport chair to JB He has neuropathy in his feet and was recently diagnosed with CHF.  JB said he would love to hear from old friends, partners and co-workers. Give him a call at 832-215-8770 and keep him in your daily prayers.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Dee and Ernest Leal (11-4-20 blc) I contacted Dee after learning from Anthony Kivela that her family have all been affected by COVID.  Ernest is currently in the hospital in Cypress waiting on a blood transfusion. Dee is in quarantine in Kyle, Texas and her parents who are 81 and 89 are in the hospital in Kyle. Please pray for the Leal family and for God to bless and heal them quickly from COVID.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Ron and Patti Cunningham (10-29-20 blc) I spoke with Ron Cunningham today and he is scheduled to have an Ablation for AFib on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. His wife, Patti, had surgery a few months ago on her foot and is still recovering. Please keep Ron and Patti in your prayers for his successful procedure and their speedy recoveries.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Fred Eichholtz (10-26-20 blc) Pat Kainer talked with Fred Eichholtz's wife, Judy, who reported that he was in the hospital last month for an endoscopy and became asymptomatic COVID but didn't have to be treated. They both tested negative a few weeks ago. He then had to return to the hospital for 4 days with a UTI and pneumonia but has since been released with home health. Please keep Judy and Fred in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Lisa Kennedy (10-18-20 blc) UPDATE: I received information that Lisa has decided to decline further treatments as her present chemo is not working. She will be going home next week under Hospice care. Please continue to pray for Lisa, Chuck and their family for peace and comfort.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

John Pohlman (10-11-20 blc) Per Anthony Kivela and M.D. Beale, John Pohlman is in the hospital in ICU. Beale reports that John's wife told him he has a collapsed lung and the other lung is not working well. Please keep John and his family in your prayers.
Barbara Cotten, FAC  Co-Chairman

Matt Raney (10-11-2 blc) Retired Officer and HPROA Member Jim Montero is asking for prayers for his son Matt. He is also the brother of Retired Sergeant and HPROA member Shelley Scheibe. Matt is currently in the hospital with Stage 4 Cancer. We ask this in God's name Amen. Jim's phone number is 281-252-8426. Shelley's number is 713-376-0986.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Forrest Turbeville (10-10-20 blc) CORRECTION: Last week when I posted about Forrest, I inadvertently listed his phone number incorrectly. The correct phone number is 713-319-5466.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

Robert (Bobby) Alaniz (10-8-20 blc) UPDATE: Bobby has been moved to a Long Term Acute Care facility to continue his recovery from COVID-19. He has improved but still has a very long way to go. Prayers are greatly appreciated from the Alaniz family.
Barbara Cotten, FAC - Co Chairman

Shawn (Buck) Hogan (10-6-20 blc) Buck was attempting to paint a room in his house when he fell off his ladder and broke a bone in his right foot. We wish him a speedy and successful recovery. If you would like to give him a call, he can be reached at 832-444-1684.
Barbara Cotten, FAC Co-Chairman

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