If you recall this post I made earlier this week about my grandfather, here is the entire, infuriating story. Only a few hours ago I had decided not to talk about this, but it CANNOT GO UNNOTICED.
Last Wednesday night Emilio was taken to the hospital via ambulance for chest pain. His neighbors called 911 but couldn’t tell us where he was taken. It wasn’t until Friday that we were made aware of this, and tried contacting MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore about his whereabouts.
According to Harbor Hospital, Emilio was admitted to the hospital at 2:27 PM and released only a half hour later at 3:00pm. So, here it is, Friday evening, and the man isn’t at home, he hasn’t been seen in days. We call Harbor Hospital several times (3, exactly). Saturday morning, we call the police and file a missing persons report. I recall the police officer returning to his vehicle and making several calls: Harbor Hospital, Mercy Hospital, St. Agnes, the morgue. Yet again, Emilio was nowhere to be found.
Picture: a feeble, 69 year old black man, confused and can barely walk. Speaks English but incredibly hard to understand. Carrying approximately 10 bottles of heavy medication with him and possibly around 500$. Let me also include the fact that he is a Cuban refugee, and not a citizen of the united states.
The missing persons report is filed and the weekend detective is on the case. He sends us the missing persons flyer which I promptly posted on tumblr (its late in the night already). About two hours later, and several phone conversations with the detective, Emilio is found..!
He was at Harbor Hospital.
He was at Harbor Hospital THE ENTIRE TIME.
HE WAS AT HARBOR HOSPITAL THE ENTIRE TIME.
He was admitted to the hospital at 3:00pm on that Wednesday He was never RELEASED, he was ADMITTED, but apparently, this was too much information for Harbor’s computers to handle, or rather, their employees. We are told now that he is in the ICU, with liver and kidney failure, along with a bladder infection. He is in a medically induced coma.
On Monday, my mother makes her way to Harbor Hospital to see him and speak with his doctors. She signs all of the paperwork to have him admitted to Hospice and crosses off my grandmothers name as Emilio’s emergency contact and replaces it with her own. This was at approximately 3:30pm on Monday evening.
Nana, my grandmother, had a stroke this passed October. She cannot speak. She cannot walk. She has the understanding of a child. Obviously, she is unfit to be Emilio’s emergency contact.
Two days pass and we hear nothing from the hospital. We call again several times on today, Wednesday, and lo and behold, Harbor Hospital cannot find Emilio.
He is not in the ICU, he is not in Hospice. We are told he was transferred rooms, but YET AGAIN, there are no records, he cannot be found. How do you LOSE a PATIENT from the ICU who is in A COMA? Please let me know, Harbor.
10:00pm Wednesday, exactly 29 minutes ago as I type this: Harbor finally calls back.
Emilio passed yesterday, at approximately 7:30pm. My Nana received a call on her cellphone, which is out of service, alerting her of his death. Let me remind you that this woman is completely out of sorts, she cannot answer a phone, NOR DOES SHE HAVE ONE. Now let me remind you once more that Emilio’s emergency contact had been CHANGED a day prior to his passing.
So, thank you, MedStar Harbor Hospital, for the complete atrocities you have committed, the complete disrespect you have shown for Emilio, the complete incompetence of your employees, and the complete turmoil you have put my family though, not to mention the agony my grandmother will experience when she finds out. Whoever is reading this, please spread the word, don’t let this COMPLETE BULLSHIT go unnoticed. I want people to know what this hospital has done.I want to warn everyone. Please reblog this if you can. What other atrocious things could be happening here?
I’m sorry, Emilio Hernandez Lanusa. You deserved so much better in your final days, your final moments. You were an amazing, strong man. You will be missed and thought of. We will make sure everyone hears your story. Thank you for everything.
Ready for the 49094th post today? That’s right, we’re having a mascot contest for C-Haven! Want to help make C-Haven the leading character database on the web? Want to see your creation on an active public website, on merchandise and recognized all around the internet?
We’re now accepting entries for the new mascot of C-Haven. Let your imagination soar and conceptualize what you see being the ideal face of this website. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO? THAT’S SIMPLE, MY CHILD:
- Send us an image of a potential mascot. Must be fully colored and full-body, no messy sketches or photographs of traditional art (make sure its scanned or looks clear and of quality).
- TO SUBMIT: You can message us privately with a link to your entry as well as the additional requirements. You may also submit the design to your tumblr page using the tag #C-havenmascot (only final designs, please, no WIPs). Please also tag #C-Haven and the #homelessocproject.
- To qualify you MUST also advertise this project (link to our tumblr page) on at least one website (that site can be tumblr). Send a link of this ad along with your entry.
- Base your design pallet on the website template, shown HERE.
- Mascot can be anything: Human, animal, inanimate object personified, etc. Just make sure its cute! No snarling beasts or macho men. Those things are awesome but we want something simple and cute.
- Like just stated, design should be simple. It must be easy to reproduce, easy to replicate, and easy to identify. But it should also be unique and recognizable.
- Have fun with it!
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES, YOU SAY?
- Credit for mascot design on official website and any relating materials. Listed as staff (site artist).
- Option to name the mascot (with staff authorization).
- Recommend a feature (within reason) to implement as soon as possible upon site launch.
- Unlimited account upon launch of site (unlimited images, characters, etc.)
- Percentage of revenue on any merchandise produced with the mascot’s image in the future (rate based on industry standard).
- Portfolio material! I will also act as a professional reference upon request for the winner, in the event of job searches.
- If there are enough entries, we will have 2 runner-up winners with surprise prizes.
This contest will end: MARCH 5TH, 2013 at 11:59PM EST USA TIME.
We ask you to advertise for us in order to enter for the simple fact that we need more awareness around this project in order for it to work! It WILL work, but the more people we have backing us, the faster it will happen. And now for some necessary fine print.
By entering this contest you agree that the rights to the design falls completely to us at C-Haven. You forgo any rights to the design or character (while still retaining rights as the creator), if you win, but if you do not, you are free to do what you like with the design you created. The design you create may, in no way, copy the work of another artist, contain adult or obscene material, or resemble a copywritten/famous character in the media.
signal boosting the hell out of this- c’mon guys!
OOOOOooooooooooooooooo I may give it a shot!
Does anyone here study biology/geology?
Because i need to ask some questions, and i mean like really hard ones xD
please help him
I’m not sure how much I can help, but I’m a 3rd year Biology major, and I’ll do my best to help any way I can if you need it.
Now that we’re moving forward with this project, or next step is the Campaign. For those who don’t know, there are several websites that allow one to host a campaign for funds to fund a project. We’ll be using Indiegogo.com, since Kickstarter.com doesn’t allow our type of…
Alright, it’s worth a try, but if any of the of you live in the area (or hell if you don’t live in the area) and have info, this is Jessica Ridgeway:
She goes Witt Elementary School (5th grader) in Westminster, Colorado. She never made it there this morning on her way to school. They have issued an amber alert. She lives in the Westminster, Colorado area. She’s 4’10″, 80 lbs with blue eyes and blonde, shoulder length hair. She was wearing Blue jeans, a black puffy jacket with pink lining, purple eyeglasses and black boots with pom-pons. Jessica was last seen in the area of 107th Ave. and Moore St. in Westminster. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 303-658-4360.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
There is also a better facial photo of her under the westminster tag
Signal boost for an Amber Alert. Please reblog!
For those who are wondering how they can help outdoor cats in bad weather if they truly can’t take them in (even just for overnight), check out this pic on how to create simple shelters from storage bins
YES, EXCELLENT. Reblog everywhere.
This is great to put out to help strays and ferals and also the outdoor cats of irresponsible pet owners who opt to leave them out in the cold.
This would be perfect for the cats we have outside.
Oooh this is greaaaat
((This would be nice for the cat that like to stay in the backyard, I think she’s going to have kittens soon 0u0))
For my baby we have a dog kennel out the front. Its got a nice warm blanket. He loves it there
Please. Please please please read this and reblog!
If you support LGBTQ Rights you need to stop scrolling and read this. This is not a fucking joke.
If you cant read this, here it is:
If you don’t remember Sophie M Herold, she is a German girl, who is extremely homophobic and transphobic. She has found out LGBTQ persons names, addresses, personal info etc. And set up her own database.
Her intentions with this are harmful.
She is sending out this information, your information, your best friends information, someone you love and care about. She’s sending it to hate groups, malicious people, people with bad intentions.
And if you think I’m blowing this out of proportion, people have been kicked out of homes, disowned by families and even MURDERED. Yes, murdered. Innocent people who have done nothing but love.
She has had numerous blogs and each have been removed. Tumblr staff are aware of her, and as far as I’m aware she currently doesn’t have a blog, but this does not mean she isn’t still on peoples tumblrs, asking via anon where you live, what your name is.
An email I received today. She’s sending out information of same sex couples with children so the children can be kidnapped. She entitled it “Time to strike back”. If that doesn’t suggest harmful intentions I don’t know what does.
Please be extremely careful what you post on tumblr, on twitter, facebook, anywhere. Do NOT give out your full name or your address, or even the town in which you live. Look out for one another, and don’t answer any suspicious anons. Especially if they use your name in quotation marks.
Sophie M Herold is still out there, she always will be, so please spead this message and warn people. She’s attacking in silence. We don’t need more people dying because of her actions.========This disgusting excuse of a human being of needs to stop, but the only way it can be stopped is if you spread this! Please, be aware of any suspicious people or anons asking for personal information. It can get you or your loved ones in SERIOUS DANGER. Thank you.
if you dont reblog this your probably risking some sorta dying biz like those haunted posts so please fucking do this i dont enjoy people dying
not even on tv shows when people arent real.
REBLOG THIS. NOW.
hey! so it turns out my financial situation is p serious: I need to pay several school fees since my mother stopped helping out (she didn’t have a choice even though she’s working more than two jobs) and several monthly payments my parents can’t handle
so I’m selling literally every single…
PLEASE NEVER GIVE YOUR ANIMALS HARTZ PRODUCTS! IT HAS CAUSED NUMEROUS DEATHS IN CATS, and DOGS, it HAS CAUSED BURNS, and SEIZURES, THE VETERINARIAN SAYS IT IS PURE POISON. EVEN THE ANIMAL TREATS! PLEASE PLEASE REBLOG THIS!! YOU MAY SAVE A LIFE!
i just looked this up you guys and its legit, so yeah, dont buy tthis stuff!
Some drama has been ongoing with my girlfriend, some serious drama that I’m only finding out is much worse than I thought and I really need to get the word out.
Putting this under a read more.
I can’t afford to hire anyone to clean this, or fix the plumbing, or anything at all. I am begging you for your help, Tumblr. Please, please chip in anything you can, I don’t know what to do.
I’m 23, I was laid off with no warning in December 2011, and have worked part time gigs since. My boyfriend lost his job two weeks ago, also with no warning. We have no savings and very little to spare right now.
Today I discovered that the crawlspace in my house is full of standing water, black mold on fallen insulation, leaking and rusted pipes, snails, mouse feces, and the now soggy remains of bait the exterminator put down for the mice infestation we battled with this past year. (I had to clean up the attic myself with a shop vac, because we couldn’t afford to have it professionally sanitized. It was a nightmare, but nothing close to this.)
A friend of ours moved in to help us pay our bills, and saw that there was a spot in the guest closet where the carpet was sodden. We tried to figure out where it was coming from, but it’s impossible to move through the crawlspace without kneeling in shit-sludge.
I can’t afford a plumber. I can’t afford a cleaning crew. We’re barely going to be able to pay the mortgage this month; we’ve been taking odd job and lawncare gigs on Craigslist to earn whatever we can.
Please, please, PLEASE help. I am begging you.
Yup. I’m said friend who found the sodden carpet in the guest room I’m staying in. Thankfully I found it pretty quickly and was able to dry it relatively fast. Here’s hoping that nothing will happen to make it wet again because then risk of mold could become more of a real and pressing matter.
Please help. Any little bit will be appreciated and used towards getting this fixed. It IS a pressing matter that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Thank you so much.
So far we’ve raised an amazing $226.50 in less than 24 hours, which I frankly can’t even believe. Thank you so, so much to everyone who’s contributed, whether by donating or reblogging. I can’t even begin to express how much this means to us, and how much of a difference this is going to make for our home.
I’m documenting all of this on the ChipIn page, and I intend to make all of the receipts public so everyone can see what the money is being spent on. We had a plumber come by today to fix the silcock in the front of the house, where a lot of the leakage was coming from. It cost $140, and this is only the beginning.
There’s black mold in the closet (where the hose/faucet/silcock was), and we’re going to scrub it with bleach water. Hopefully that’ll keep it at bay.
Thanks again, everyone. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. ♥
Father With Autistic Son Sends His Kid to School With a Wire, Exposes Bullying and Abuse by Teachers
equal treatment for people with disabilities is the one social issue i am really passionate about and man this…… i don’t even know man
this is just awful
Guys, this is really horrible. And it’s hard to listen to. But please, please, listen to all of this video. All of it. It’s so important that incidents like this are brought to public attention. You need to know that these things are going on in schools. We all need to know, and everyone who is able needs to do something to change this. Please.
This hurts my heart to listen to it. I just…don’t…understand how someone could do this. And I don’t want to.