John Tanner and Family Fundraiser

*We raised the campaign goal amount today in light of John’s passing last night, 03/15/19. John has been with the Department less than 5 years. This means he is not yet vested. His condition is not considered work-related.*

The Antelope Valley Squad Club would like to solicit your support for one of our own California Highway Patrol officers, John Tanner, in his fight against cancer!

John is a husband, loving father of two boys, and a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He and his wife Jessie are also expecting their first daughter later this year.  John was recently diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on his spinal cord, which has limited all movement and feeling in his legs and restricted sensation and mobility in his upper body and arms. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  John faces a long road to regaining his ability to walk and move around without difficulty.

John is highly respected and held with the utmost esteem by his peers here at Antelope Valley CHP.  His spirit throughout this battle against cancer has been indominable.  He is positive, strong-willed, and motivated to fight every day to recover.  He’s not battling for himself alone, however, but for the public he serves, his coworkers, and especially his family.

We, the AV Squad Club 545, a non-profit 501(c)(4) morale and welfare club, feel obligated and compelled to do something tangible for our brother, who we love. John is a homeowner here in Lancaster, CA.  When he returns home, which we hope will be soon, his movement will be restricted to a wheelchair.  Our goal is to raise funds to make John’s bathroom and specifically his shower, wheelchair accessible.  We ask that you please show support for John and his family during this difficult time by donating to the campaign to install an accessible shower and bathroom in the Tanner home.  We believe this will not only greatly help John's recovery, but it will give peace of mind to his family.  

Thank you for considering our cause.

The Antelope Valley Squad Club-545

  • Richard Allen 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Cecil Whaley 
    • $500 
    • 40 mos
  • Jeff Shreves 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • David Silva 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Winifred Brunston 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer

Josh Wupperfeld 
Organizer
Lancaster, CA