(670 The Score) A diehard Bears fan who was recently shot and seriously wounded had a simple thought running through his mind as he fought for his life.
He needed to live long enough to see Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields play.
In the early hours of June 20, 41-year-old Scott Morrow was walking to a friend’s place in Humboldt Park when he was shot in the back and collapsed to the ground, as Block Club Chicago reported. When he came to, he remembers being dizzy and in pain while police officers were at his side. Soon, Morrow was loaded into an ambulance. He first thought of his mother, his family and his friends. Shortly after, his mind turned to his beloved Bears and Fields, the rookie quarterback who represents the franchise’s great hope.
“Within a couple moments, I thought well, I’m 41, pretty much all of Chicago has gone our whole lives without even having great prospects for a franchise quarterback, I can’t die before seeing Justin Fields take the field, man," Morrow said.
“I think there was maybe a little power of the Beloved coursing through the veins there. A couple two or three extra shots of adrenaline.
"I don't plan to die before he's a Hall of Famer."
Of course, Morrow also credited the police officers’ quick reaction and call for medical help and doctors at Mount Sinai hospital for saving his life. It was a close call.
“They gave me a lot of blood in the OR,” said Morrow, a music writer. “I lost my spleen. I lost a kidney, a small portion of my pancreas and they repaired whole to my stomach and diaphragm. You can hear I’m still a little out of breath talking to you guys. I’ve had a couple post-surgery infections that I’ve had to go back in the hospital for. Right now, I’m resting with my parents in the suburbs.”
Morrow is in need of financial help with his medical bills. You can help support him on this GoFundMe page.
"I'm just super, super thankful and grateful to have an incredible supporting cast of family, friends, friends of friends," Morrow said.
"A lot of people don't have those things in place."