In May 2017, John noticed a swollen gland on the right side of his neck. The biopsy results were not good...cancer. The timing wasn't good either. He had just wrapped up his teaching career at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, as it had closed. He was starting a new job, moved into a new apartment, and then was hit with this news. Medical insurance with his prior job had ended and he had to pay for Cobra medical coverage so that he could get the PET scan (a detailed scan of the cancer).
The first round in this battle was a tonsillectomy. John had his tonsils removed last month, plus additional biopsies. The good news is that his doctors say the remaining cancer cells are fully treatable. John will endure 35 radiation treatments and 7 weeks of chemo. His new insurance has started, but the high deductible is too much. He needs to start treatment now.
Waking up after tonsillectomy
I met John 19 years ago. We've had our share of ups and downs over the years, but now it's time to put aside our differences and help him win this fight. For his health, for his friends and family, and most of all, for his daughters.
Please donate if you can. Any amount will help. John and his girls really appreciate all of the support. Thank you!!
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