The Cost of John's Journey

John and Suzun met at a yoga class 40 years ago. Suzun, a photographer and John a sculptor, it was an instant match and a life long adventure began to ensue. From San Francisco to West Africa, from Burning Man to finally Roanoke, the two have been inseparable. Their journeys have been numerous and wonderful, a flourish of amazing projects and chapters in their lives, leading up to now.

John's last journey began just before Thanksgiving 2017. John got the flu but did not recover from it. After visiting the doctor to figure out why he was unusually tired, John went through a battery of tests. Following an MRI, John and Suzun discovered his symptoms were stemming from a brain tumor.

He was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 1st and that night had an operation to biopsy the tumor. After removing nearly 30% of the tumor, he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer.

John decided against doing chemo and radiation, instead to live out the time he had left with those close to him. After 6 weeks in rehab and in the ICU, John returned home and into hospice.

John is dying.

His body is shutting down, it's hard for him to swallow. His brain no longer recognizes the left side of his body. John now sleeps most of the day and night. When awake, John has some awareness can can sometimes follow conversations. John now wants to finish off a few last projects for his and Suzun's gallery, and to try and leave Suzun as well cared for as possible.

John & Suzun are looking at the last days of John’s journey, and they need our help.

Hospice provides Suzun with some services, but when some one is dying Medicare will not cover everything. Suzun can not transfer or care for John alone. Currently, she is paying $800 per week out of pocket for medication, help, and care so that John can spend his remaining days at their home together.
This campaign is to help cover John's lingering hospital bills, his medication, home care, and finally his cremation.

Any contributions for John's care are greatly appreciated.

Updated for GoFundMe:
My name is William Sellari, I’m a friend and associate of John and Suzun’s. I live in Roanoke, VA. All funds are going to Suzun as the beneficiary, who is Mary Suzun Huges, John's wife, who I appointed as the beneficiairy and will be used for John’s medical bills and cremation.

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  • Mimi Young 
    • $700 
    • 38 mos
  • Jenn Clemente 
    • $40 
    • 39 mos
  • Lee West 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Deborah and Bill Grant 
    • $300 
    • 39 mos
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    • $25 
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Organizer and beneficiary

William Sellari 
Organizer
Roanoke, VA
Mary Hughes 
Beneficiary
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