Four months ago, after three hospital visits, my husband John (whom most of you know as Chef John) was diagnosed with lung cancer, which spread to his outer lung, as well as a fractured rib in his back. Lung cancer can be very aggressive and often, because of its location, inoperable for a safe recovery.
John began his treatment 60 days ago. He had surgery to add his port for chemo treatments, and thankfully that was successful. He is on six rounds of an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, which will be followed up with other procedures not yet determined dependent upon the results of the first six rounds of chemotherapy.
Some of you know his mother, Joy, who recently lost her battle with liver cancer on July 1st of this year. It was a difficult time because not only was she battling a major bout of cancer, now her son was too. It has been tough on the family having two with aggressive forms of cancer. For John, this was a big surprise and very impactful on him.
Many of you know that my husband would give you the shirt off his back, even if he needed it. This has been very emotionally traumatic for him, because he is such a giving person and helps everyone he knows become better themselves. He's always helping others, and he would never ask for help himself.
After long discussions and deliberation, I've started this campaign to help with the extensive medical bills that are ongoing for John's treatment. The funds will reduce some of the stress and anxiety monetarily; however, more importantly, we ask that you please keep our family and John in your prayers as we attack this awful disease.
Those of you that know Chef John understand how big of a fighter he is and has been his entire life. And he will continue to be for as long as he can. He often says "Don't ever give up with your music still inside you." He truly believes that we all have music inside of us that will change the outcome of any battles, sickness or otherwise. Knowing my husband for over 23 years, he isn't going to give up until all the music is out to everyone he touches in his life.
He is strong! He is a fighter! This is just another battle on the bump of road we call life.
We appreciate you all and God bless,
Jeannette Corey and The Corey Family
- Carol Ball
- Kate Mohler
- Areli Valles Biggers
- Eva Chiaramonte
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