Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Charity at Christmas
December 29, 2015. The talk of Social Media today, a day I'd like to save for memory.
A nurse who works in the billion dollar LSU medical center nearby Charity was leaving work one night recently and saw this light on in Charity. Being smart, she caught a picture of it with her phone camera.
Here are her words:
...I work at an inner city New Orleans hospital that happens to be situated directly across from Charity hospital. Charity hospital has been closed, it's windows darkened, since hurricane Katrina, and is a gloomy and dreary sight on the best of days...at night it's down-right scary. Until tonight.
See, I park on the roof of my parking garage, and tonight as I was leaving work, I glanced over at the forgotten building, only to see the lights of a tiny Christmas tree! I wish the pictures did it justice. I don't know how it's lit. I don't know how it's even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!
It has been confirmed Charity still has electricity - TEN years after being "shut down".
Here's the answer to the light in the window from the 'big wig' at LSU "WDSU reached out to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for comment about the viral images. A spokesperson said it appears the hospital was broken into and the tree, or whatever it is, will be removed."
Later in the day, University Police went into the hospital and removed what turned out to be 2x4s wrapped in lights, officials said.
For those interested in the whole story of why Charity was shut down, here is a link to the story, it's ugly, but true.