Al's Journey to Recovery

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Alphonse Wojtas first found out he was diagnosed with cancer when he developed a lump on the back of his tongue in 2000. He underwent aggressive radiation treatment that took a tremendous toll on his body and after a long road of recovery he beat the cancer. Since then he was back to being a fully healthy hard working man, a loving Father, son, brother, and uncle. Al is a man of faith. Al always had The best personality and is loved by everyone who crosses paths with him. He always knows how to get everyone laughing. Some of the things he really enjoys are working out daily and swimming, weight lifting, going for walks in Newburyport with his girlfriend, Pam and enjoys a good mean steak! Al has always enjoyed his home cooked meals. Jeanne, his Mother says he was always the first at the dinner table and the last to leave. Al is and always has been a very giving man. He always gave and never wanted anything in return and always went out of his way for his family. Always willing to help whether it be a birthday party, wedding or baby shower Al was always there. In September 2016 Al found out he was laid off from his job as a technical writer for IBM and in the next few months to follow Al then found out he had a tumor in his jaw that needed to be removed. The eight hour long surgery that Al had underwent took a another tremendous toll on his body with the removal of his hard palate And also removal of his jaw bone and reconstructed with the bone removed from his rib cage. With the prosthetic palate Al is working through physical and speech therapy to regain the ability to not only speak again but also how to swallow he is now eating through a feeding tube. Al also had tissue removed from his Chest where he has to now work to regain strength on his right side. Not only is Al going through this long road to recovery yet again, He went in for more testing only to find out he has cancer again now of the lymph nodes. Al will now have to go through more treatment for the cancer while trying to regain his strength from his surgery. With the lay off and the crippling rising costs of medical bills and trying to stay afloat with the cost of everyday living we are asking for help any donation will be greatly appreciated.


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Donations ()

  • Susan Wall 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Monica Wetherington 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Caroline Wojtas 
    • $250 
    • 31 mos
  • Justine Hollinger 
    • $200 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Less Legros Saba 
Organizer
Methuen, MA
Pamela Harding 
Beneficiary
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