CHICAGO – A Navy veteran waited almost ninety years to see the Cubs win the World Collection. As an usher at Wrigley Area for the final 20 years, Don Vlcek was overjoyed and proud on the probability to put on a World Collection ring.
Don can also be a proud father of 4, grandfather to 5 and nice grandfather to 12. But in addition up there in his lifelong experiences is his World Collection ring that he virtually did not get.
At 88, Don virtually did not make it to simply accept his World Collection ring.
A number of weeks again, Don was having chest pains. Upon arrival at Advocate Lutheran Basic, the medical professionals right here shortly decided he would not have lasted one other hour.
His coronary heart was shocked again to regular rhythm however he additionally wanted a process to place in a defibrillator and pacemaker. That process was scheduled for a similar day he was to obtain his World Collection ring.
Don begged his nurses and docs to hurry up the process so he might go to Wrigley.
Dr. Ray Kawasaki and Don’s care staff got here in Saturday, their day without work, to run checks and make it occur.
For his or her half Don’s medical staff is delighted issues work out the best way they did.
Nurse Toni Bartels is a fellow Cub fan.
“This is the reason I am a nurse,” she stated. “It is necessary to do good issues for good individuals.”
Dr Kawasaki says it is the least he might do for a fellow Cub fan.
Don truly noticed the Cubs play within the 1945 World Collection and he paid 60 cents for his ticket.
His prognosis is so good that is he is able to work one other season and maybe see one other World Collection championship and the subsequent ring that may go together with it.