Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Terminally ill Chicago Cubs fan Herb Ford from Aurora IL struggling to hold on for World Series - It appears the Cubs will die before this man who is on his last breath

Herb Ford of Aurora was a 12-year-old kid when he went to his first game at Wrigley Field with the Boys Club from Cicero.

He's now 83 years old and battling terminal cancer, yet still vividly recalls some of the plays from that game, including the athleticism of fan favorite Andy Pafko.

That was back in 1945, the last year his beloved Cubbies made it to the World Series. And now, 71 years later, Ford is fighting hard to hang on long enough to see the Chicago team bring home more history with a first World Series title since 1908.

"The Cubs in six," he confidently predicted when I spoke with him earlier in the week before he suffered a major setback. "I always said they'd make it back in my lifetime ... I never gave up on them."

It's not been easy. Given four months to live by his oncologist back in July, Ford was alert enough to watch the Cubs win the National League pennant Saturday, and his daughter Tamara Sanchez even captured his reaction to that memorable moment on video. Unfortunately, a few days later, the retired Caterpillar man and father of 12 developed pneumonia and Monday evening had to be hospitalized.

"We are asking for everyone's prayers," said Sanchez, "so that he will be strong and alert enough to be able to watch his Cubs in the Series."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This gentleman will be disappointed. The vermin Cubs will lose in four games. Screw the Cubs fans!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and God bless you sir. Enjoy the game.

Anonymous said...

You can dir now .

Anonymous said...

You can die now .

Anonymous said...

Let's unplug his TV so he can enjoy what time he has left.

Anonymous said...

If this man could just hold on for another 82 years...

Anonymous said...

cut out the two teams named for bruins and it has hot been half bad.

Anonymous said...

I would like to extend my prayers to him and his family. I'll pray that you can find the shovel and start digging your own hole you lazy looking for sympathy bastard. I sent invitations out to the maggots so they can get a head start. Now rot like refried beans. Maybe Shave can send your near extinct ass over the Wrigley wall in his illegal beaner cannon.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for this man and his family.

Anonymous said...

Die mutha fucker

Anonymous said...

Can someone cremate Herb? I'll sneak him into the game Friday.

Anonymous said...

No one told Herb this. He died weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Herb. You can do it. Just don't get obamacare before the Series ends. The cost alone will kill you.

Anonymous said...

The goat will never die.

Anonymous said...

RIP sir, watch the rest of the game from heaven.