A short blog this week. But an important one.
Three years ago a really terrific kid living in the Tower Crossing townhome development in The Glen had a severe stroke. He almost didn’t make it. He was 17 years old. His name is Patrick Stein.
After weeks upon weeks of hospitalization, more operations than one can count, therapy, and the prayers of his family, neighbors and friends, Patrick came home. He was (and remains) paralyzed, with the blinking of his eyes as his only method of communication. Patrick needed 24/7 care. Still does. His parents and two sisters are at his side except when work and school make it impossible. Home care was expensive. Still is.
Patrick was a great high school athlete, and continues to have many friends from school. As an athlete I’m sure he is especially happy with “Shoot for Steiner”, a basketball free throw shooting contest which is a fundraiser to help defray costs of his care. On May 18th the third annual “shoot” will take place at the OLPH Playdium Gym at 1775 Grove Street in Glenview from 1 to 4 p.m. To those reading this blog, I hope you’ll attend, shoot, and donate. If you cannot attend you can make a tax-deductible donation to “Crush It! Foundation” P.O. Box 8617, Northﬁeld, IL 60093.
Margaret Ludemann, Glenview, Illinois