Friends of OB

We are raising money on behalf of John and Jeanmarie O’Brien and their family. Our dear friend John was recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain cancer. The level of care John needs after his March diagnosis is 24/7, as the left side of his body is completely paralyzed. Basic everyday tasks we all take for granted are now impossible for John to perform.

This dreaded disease has hit the O’Brien family hard. John is a small business owner, and Jeanmarie needs to take time off from her job to provide support to John and to their three children - Joey and Jack (who are in college) and Hannah (who is a high school student). As a loving spouse, and now full-time caregiver, Jeanmarie has a very challenging situation of keeping the family’s financial ship afloat while she takes a prolonged leave of absence. The loss of her income will create an extreme level of financial hardship that will impact the O’Brien family now and well into the future.

We don’t feel it’s fair for the O’Brien family to suffer through both this devastating, debilitating cancer AND a financially catastrophic hardship. As such, we want to raise money to ease some of the financial impacts of the mounting household, educational, and medical bills. We have been providing the family with support and assistance over the past few months, but with Jeanmarie now solely focused on John’s wellbeing, we are now turning to you for additional help.

Please know that the O’Brien family is deeply humbled that we are reaching out to family and friends for assistance. But we cannot let Jeanmarie handle this alone. Their gratitude is beyond measure.

If you are able, we would love it if you could donate to help us achieve our mission of providing much needed financial assistance to John, Jeanmarie, and the kids.


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  • Olyvia Barje 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Athena Mavridis 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Carol Orfanos 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
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Fundraising team: Friends of OB (8)

Kelley Hannon 
Raised $18,005 from 107 donations
Saugus, MA
Jeanmarie O’Brien 
Daniel OBRIEN 
Team member
Raised $10,395 from 55 donations
Nancy Gaudet 
Team member
Raised $7,250 from 40 donations
Bill Peach 
Team member
Raised $5,025 from 16 donations
Pamela Casey O Brien 
Team member
Raised $3,835 from 28 donations
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