To increase the resources available to treat his fluctuating condition, on March 12th he was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he remains in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit. Not surprisingly, John’s parents and sisters have dropped everything to ensure that John is getting the best care and are constantly at his side to see him through this.
As word has spread of what John is going through, many of us have been asking what we can do to help. With all that he and his family are facing, this GoFundMe effort has been started to help pay for John’s growing medical expenses and living expenses while he is unable to work. These funds are also a way for us to show “Team Johnny” our love and support and help to eliminate any additional burden or stress they may be feeling while they remain with him at the hospital, completely focused on his care.
Thank you in advance for your generosity—every donation, regardless of size, is a huge way to send love, strength and support their way at a time when they likely need it the most.
Go, TEAM JOHNNY—we are with you!
Johnny is continuing to fight hard for his recovery from gallstone pancreatitis and all of its nasty complications. His last endoscopy went well and his pancreas is healing.
Unfortunately he was recently hospitalized for a week at Abington hospital with an abscess (infection pocket) in his abdomen that likely was caused from the bowel perforation back in May. The abscess was successfully drained and he is feeling much better. Johnny continues to work hard with physical therapy and is getting stronger and walking better...goodbye cane!
He will FINALLY have surgery to remove his gallbladder next week and another (hopefully his last) endoscopy in the next few weeks. We can't believe it's been over 6 months that Johnny has been battling this.
He returned to work in late June but was laid off due to his illness. Your donations have been huge in helping to cover the cost of his medical bills and basic living expenses while he continues to fight to get his life back.
We hope and pray for no more set backs and smooth sailing ahead towards being back to his healthy self. Thank you again for all of your continued love, support and prayers! Go Johnny Go!
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers in the upcoming weeks and months as he continues to fight his way back. He has outpatient therapy, many follow up appointments, another CT scan of his abdomen and gallbladder removal surgery in the near future.
We are so grateful for everyone's continued care, concern, prayers, words of encouragement, cards, and visits to lift Johnny's spirits.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Love Team Johnny!
After 61 long days in the hospital, Johnny has finally been discharged from Thomas Jefferson to rehab. He is anxious to get to work on getting stronger and back to feeling like himself again.
He still has at least one more procedure on his pancreas to ensure the cyst is draining well and to remove debris leftover from the pancreatitis in the next week or two. He likely will have his gallbladder out after completing his stay at rehab.
Johnny has been such a fighter and his strong will to get home will keep him going. He and our family are so grateful for everyones continued prayers and encouragement.
Go Johnny! You got this!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the emotional and financial help you have given to my son Johnny and our family! xoxo. Ruth
This is truly amazing! Thank you for starting this and thanks to all the kind people supporting and praying for my nephew Johnny.