Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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  • Dear all. Marci contacted me this evening and as we ended our conversation she asked if I would extend her heartfelt gratitude for all of the support. Marci does not have internet or email access, so she was unaware of all the words of encouragement she has been receiving. She also wanted me to express that she is very appreciative we have all taken time out of our day to write supportive, kind words as opposed to all the cyber bullying and harsh, unkind words some people unleash over the internet.

  • Hi Cindy. It was my pleasure to speak to Marci. I think she tried to call me last night but when I picked up there wasn’t anyone on the other end – call was dropped. The last she and I spoke she wanted my mailing address so that she could write me, but the call dropped (or she ran out of minutes). Do you have a private email address I may send my address info to? I’m wondering if you’d be able to pass it onto her on my behalf. Every time I call the facility I keep receiving an automated “no one can take your call”, so I’ve been unable to reach her since then. Also, I’ve been searching for an email address for Dr. Corcoran, but to no avail. I’m prepared to call him directly, but I can’t even get through to the facility. I was going to email him instead. Do you happen to have an email address for him or his department? Thanks. p.s. Is there any way to bring Marci’s story to the limelight via a national news show? Something more than just the Illinois area?

  • Dear Cindy. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I was very touched by what I read and simultaneously appalled at what has happened to Marci. I reached out to Marci yesterday, and we had a very good conversation. She wanted me to let you know that the “4036” phone number you noted in the article is not working. She is using a “4049” number. However, I should point out that there are problems with that line (our call was constantly dropped and when I called it the ringer wasn’t working). I was able to let Marci know that I wanted to speak with her by calling the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center’s main number “4000” and leaving a message with a nurse at the nurses station. Marci was then able to call me using her calling card. I have also written to Christy Gutowski of the Chicago Tribune. I implored her to do whatever she can to assist with Marci’s release, and I also provided her with a link to your article. I believe it would be very helpful if your readers also wrote to Christy. I will also be writing to Equip for Equality. Thank you for being such a strong advocate for Marci.