The looters in Chicago who did more than $66 million worth of damage to downtown business owners and injured 13 police officers are even more disgusting than you thought.
They actually vandalized the Ronald McDonald House where sick kids and their families stay while the children are undergoing treatment at hospitals.
More than 30 families and their sick kids were sleeping inside the House early Monday morning when the looters and vandals showed up, smashing several windows that had to be boarded up later. One family member also thought they saw a bullet hole in one of the windows. Luckily no one was injured.
The families were placed on lockdown while the criminals were doing their thing.
Lisa Mitchell of the Ronald McDonald House said, “[We were] very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk, so the staff was frightened. They (families) are already in a really, really difficult spot. Having this kind of additional stress and worry about getting to and from the hospital even though we are five blocks away because of safety concerns is just doubling the strain.”
Mitchell went on to say that the House will remain open even through any potential dangers. “We’re here for families at all times – whether there’s a pandemic or civil unrest, we need to make sure that we are here allowing families to get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care, and so it’s so important that anything that might be going on outside, we maintain our care for families.”
One poor little guy, two-year-old Owen Buell, had been staying at the House with his family while he undergoes treatment for Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at a nearby hospital.
His birthday plans had to be cancelled because of the looting in the city. The family hopes that in a day or two they can try to leave the city again to go home for a birthday party for little Owen.
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What kind of sick bastards vandalize a Ronald McDonald House?