John Paczesny

I'm doing this GoFundMe page for a friend of mine, John Paczesny.  For those of you who don't know John, he works part-time at 2 fire departments as a Lieutenant and works a couple other jobs to help support his family.  Even though John works part-time at these fire departments, he does 24 hour shifts at both of them, often working 60+ hour weeks.  I have had the joy of knowing John for over 20 years as a friend and in the fire service.  Having spent many days in the firehouse with John, I have never been around someone who can make me laugh til my stomach hurts, my eyes cry, and I just can't breathe. As you can see from the picture, John has a way of putting a smile on your face.  Last week while John was on duty, he suffered a heart attack and thanks to the amazing paramedics that were on duty that day, they were able to bring him back so he can be with us here today.  I remember getting the call finding out that he went down and bawling like a baby because I thought I was going to lose someone dear to me, someone who I always enjoyed being around.  John is going to be out of work for some time now so he can recuperate and get his health back to do the job I know he loves.  Unfortunately, during this time of recuperating, he will still have bills that have to be paid.  Rent, utilities, food, medical bills, etc.  I would ask if you can find it in your hearts to help John, whether you know him or not.  My goal is for John to recuperate without having to worry how his bills are going to be paid.  I would like to thank all of you in advance for helping support my friend, John.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Eddie Newcomer 
Chicago, IL
John Paczesny 
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