Corey Linsley asks you to Rock For John

The Packers center and his wife Anna have organized a fundraiser to benefit the father of Corey's training camp "bike kid" 

Anyone who has followed the career of Packers center Corey Linsley is aware of the special bond he's had with Travis Kohlbeck, his "bike kid" during training camp each year. 

Linsley took to social media Sunday night, along with his wife Anna, to promote an upcoming concert to support Travis' father, John, who has been in a coma since March 3rd and is facing cascading medical costs around several procedures he has undergone over the course of the last month.

As a result, the Linsley's have organized a fundraiser for the family:

The event will feature silent auction items, basket raffles, a meet and greet with Packers Players, food trucks and more.

Tickets are available online for $15 / $20 day of the event.

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4thand1's picture

April 01, 2019 at 11:22 am

Packers are so cool.

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Since '61's picture

April 01, 2019 at 11:43 am

Always! Thanks, Since ‘61

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April 01, 2019 at 01:30 pm

It would be nice to see some medical professionals step up and drop their costs so the price tag for life saving treatment isnt out of reach for people.

It disappoints me to see great charitable behaviors used to fill the pockets of other people that already have plenty.

Doctors exorbitant salaries NEVER get mentioned in the rising health care cost equation, why not?

I had to fire 3 of the incompetent boobs during my deceased wifes 6 year battle with cancer. My personal research and plans for her treatment were much better than those of the "professionals".

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April 02, 2019 at 06:02 am

Johnblood27, You need to revisit your idea about what doctors make in 2019! My wife just retired after over 40 years working as a surgery technician and I can tell you with absolute authority that doctors are NOT overpaid. Were they in the past? IMHO, yes. I am very sorry for your personal loss. Losing a loved one to anything, let alone the enduring constant of seeing them be diminished physically is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. IMO, health care in this country is controlled by big pharma and the insurance companies. I know of doctors (good, patient caring, excellent physicians) who have been forced to retire or change careers because they can't afford the insurance to protect them from bogus law suits (I could cite numerous examples I personally know about where the "good" doctor gets sued because they are the last physician to try and correct the "hack" physicians before them) and their salaries are far from the"exorbitant" amount you seem to believe is the norm for today. I've spent most of my life in doctor's offices due to a litany of poor health issues. IMHO the doctors out there today are by and large doctors because they CARE. Most of these doctors would love to drop the patients costs and many do procedures and charity work that many don't even know they do because they don't "shout" about it (Examples: going -often at great personal risk- to 3rd world countries to do procedures on people who would never be able to get that care in there country or simply are "peasants" who can't afford it, doing procedures here in the U.S. and not charging for it because they know the person doesn't have insurance or could not afford it, cutting their (far from exorbitant) fees to just cover costs in order to help those less fortunate). Sure there are some doctors (just like there are in any -pick a profession) who are in it for the money. IMHO most (but not all) of those go into cosmetic plastic surgery or similar "vanity" (not necessary) fields for the $$$$. Again, I sincerely am sorry about your experiences with the doctors who worked with your wife, but I have to disagree (strongly) with your belief that doctors today are making "exorbitant" money. That simply is not true. My advice If I were you is to take your anger out on the insurance companies and big pharma before you single out the "excessive money" you believe the doctors made while your wife was under their care. It's entirely possible that her doctors were the "incompetent boobs" you believe they were and, if so, I understand your anger. But if you believe even these "boobs" were overpaid I can tell you that is unlikely if they were paid for their services today. That said, if they were as incompetent as you believe then any nickle they got was an over payment! Again, I want to give you my heartfelt sympathy for what you've gone through. I hope you can find some happiness in the near future to help you deal with your loss. Cancer is such an insidious disease as it not only takes away a person's physical strength but that person's dignity as well. Be strong Johnblood27. You have my sympathy and my hope for you to have better days ahead.
Sincerely,
"Spock"

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