John Bertram- Prayers & Donations

John Bertram, age 40, was at home on August 4, 2017, when he had a seizure. He was brought to the hospital for testing, and it was determined that John has a brain tumor.  

The doctors and other medical staff performed multiple tests and body scans to ensure no other abnormalities are present. All scans cleared John of any other masses at this time. 

John will undergo surgery to remove the tumor from his brain on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8 am.  The tumor will be biopsied upon removal. 

As one can imagine, the medical bills involved with brain surgery are expensive beyond any stretch of the imagination. Unfortunately, John does not have medical insurance to help cover these costs, nor the medication he will require once he is released from the hospital.

John has four daughters, three of who still live at home, and a wife. He is the primary provider for their family's income, and will be out of work for an unspecified amount of time.  Not only will medical bills be piling in any day now, but rent and bills will be due and food needs to remain on their table for their children.

Those who know John know he has the biggest heart. He is always there for anyone and never asks for anything in return. Please consider helping John and his family in their time of need, because I know he would do the same for you. 

At the very least, please say a prayer that John heals fully and that his medical staff is led to make the best decisions possible during and after his surgery on September 8th. 

Thank you in advance.


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