Support "Big John" DeRezze Jr.

$9,225 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 26 months
My name is Amy.  My brother John, known to many as "Big John", was involved in a motorcycle accident on April 8, 2016, an accident that has now forever changed his life.

John suffered traumatic injury to his left foot when his foot peg ripped through his foot.  The damage John suffered included four broken toes, broken heel, broken ankle, ripped tendon and a gash that opened the entire bottom of his foot severing the flesh and veins requiring over 200 stitches.  John spent five days in the hospital where he was under constant supervision for fear of infection and that he could lose his toes before being sent home to wait another seven days to have the required surgery to pin and screw the broken bones.

John is in constant pain requiring the use of heavy duty pain medications.  He also on antibiotics and receives a needle in his stomach once a day to prevent blood clots.

Since the surgery on April 22nd, John has been told by his doctor that the recovery time for the ankle is six to eight weeks.  That does not include the recovery time of the wound which is a minimum of three months to a year.   After the recovery period, John will suffer permanent damage to his foot which will include pain while walking, the ankle may feel like it's "slipping" due to tendon damage and other possible hindrances to his walking later in life may which may require the use of a cane.
 
John is best described as a "gentle giant".  He is a fun-loving and kind-hearted father of three (two boys ages 9 and 8 and a girl age 5).   John is a self-employed home repair contractor who will not be able to work due to this serious injury for the next three months to a year.  The funds raised here will go to John and his family to pay the monthly household bills and medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Anyone who knows John knows that he does not ask for handouts.  He is a strong and proud man.  This would mean so much to John and his family if they had the peace of mind that they were still going to be provided for during this time of recovery.

Thank you in advance for reading John's story and your love and support.  It means so much to all of us.
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John Derezze Jr
25 months ago
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I am never one to air out personal matters in a public setting... But I just want everyone to see what a disgrace of a person my mother is.. She made our childhood a complete nightmare and still has to be hurtful to this day.. I was going to erase the comment because it is so embarrassing, but instead I want everyone to see what a low life person she is.!! She is no longer a DeRezze either her name is Diane M. DeLong... And in putting this embarrassing moment out there I want to thank each and everyone else that are on here and actually matter to me.! Thank you so much for being a meaningful part of my life!

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John Derezze Jr
25 months ago

Just felt like I wanted to not only get another thank you out to everyone but a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! To all The wonderful Mommys I I know, hope you all have a great day!!!

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John Derezze Jr
25 months ago

Tomorrow's doctors appointment hopefully goes well.! Should be getting out the 200+ stitches And see how the bottom of my foot is healing. Thank you again to everyone for the continuous show of love and support!! Your all amazing !!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Another day passes and I am completely humbled and comforted by the amazing people I had the pleasure of meeting and having in my life at some point. From past to present , to the ones of you who I haven't gotten to see in years , to the ones of you that we bump into each other at random places and stop to catch up real quick, to the rest of you that I am lucky enough to see or talk to on a regular basis... Thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to not only think of me to text and call to check in to see how I'm doing , but to donate anything to me to help me is again beyond humbling... I THANK YOU ALL..!!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Just time for another thank you! Every time I check this page it makes me have such a feel of relief .. Not only is this helping me know I can keep things going for my lil ones ! It makes feel so humbled to know so many wonderful people!!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I'm never going to say it enough ! Thank you everyone!!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I just wanted to take another second to say thank you! Thank you to everyone!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I am so thankful for everyone! I am thankful for every text, every call and every donation! Every single one of you have no idea how thankful, how special, and how much it helps during all of this. You all have my deepest gratitude !

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I just wanted to put another thank you out to everyone on this site. Your kindness and generosity is beyond appreciated!!

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John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Thank you everyone so much! I can't even begin to express how thankful I am...

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Created April 23, 2016
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anthony DiPaola
24 months ago

Hey buddy, I just heard what happpened. Keep your thoughts positive. Your a strong man if anyone can pull threw this it's you!! You have a great core of people around you. Speedy recovery bro.

John Derezze Jr
25 months ago
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I am never one to air out personal matters in a public setting... But I just want everyone to see what a disgrace of a person my mother is.. She made our childhood a complete nightmare and still has to be hurtful to this day.. I was going to erase the comment because it is so embarrassing, but instead I want everyone to see what a low life person she is.!! She is no longer a DeRezze either her name is Diane M. DeLong... And in putting this embarrassing moment out there I want to thank each and everyone else that are on here and actually matter to me.! Thank you so much for being a meaningful part of my life!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
25 months ago

Just felt like I wanted to not only get another thank you out to everyone but a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! To all The wonderful Mommys I I know, hope you all have a great day!!!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
25 months ago

Tomorrow's doctors appointment hopefully goes well.! Should be getting out the 200+ stitches And see how the bottom of my foot is healing. Thank you again to everyone for the continuous show of love and support!! Your all amazing !!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Another day passes and I am completely humbled and comforted by the amazing people I had the pleasure of meeting and having in my life at some point. From past to present , to the ones of you who I haven't gotten to see in years , to the ones of you that we bump into each other at random places and stop to catch up real quick, to the rest of you that I am lucky enough to see or talk to on a regular basis... Thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to not only think of me to text and call to check in to see how I'm doing , but to donate anything to me to help me is again beyond humbling... I THANK YOU ALL..!!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Just time for another thank you! Every time I check this page it makes me have such a feel of relief .. Not only is this helping me know I can keep things going for my lil ones ! It makes feel so humbled to know so many wonderful people!!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I'm never going to say it enough ! Thank you everyone!!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I just wanted to take another second to say thank you! Thank you to everyone!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I am so thankful for everyone! I am thankful for every text, every call and every donation! Every single one of you have no idea how thankful, how special, and how much it helps during all of this. You all have my deepest gratitude !

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

I just wanted to put another thank you out to everyone on this site. Your kindness and generosity is beyond appreciated!!

+ Read More
John Derezze Jr
26 months ago

Thank you everyone so much! I can't even begin to express how thankful I am...

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