Lack of parking stops wife from being with her husband during chemo treatments

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Anyone who has loved ones with cancer knows it can be crucial to be by their sides during chemotherapy treatments, but a couple in Brooklyn say that is impossible – all because of a lack of parking spaces.

Susan Tingos and her husband John have been married for more than 63 years.

John, 82, said he still loves her like the first day they met. And he wants to hold her hand as her undergoes trying chemo sessions or blood tests as he battles bone marrow cancer.

Those sessions can last up to 8 or 9 hours, and the entire time Susan has to wait in the car outside Memorial Sloan Kettering in downtown Brooklyn because there are no places to park.

Susan called PIX11 News for help. There has to be a better way.

We went to Atlantic Avenue and saw the signs everywhere: “No Standing,” “No Parking.” There were few meter spots.

But while we saw little in the way of parking, traffic enforcement agents were out in full force. They said they are simply doing their jobs.

PIX11 News reached out to Memorial Sloan Kettering and the hospital said it is working on a solution for the Tingos. Susan said the hospital called her to say they have a social worker on the case.

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