Team Johnny

$23,085 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 11 months
Dan Maguire
on behalf of Jennifer Galczenski
 WAYNE, PA
As many of you have heard, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, John Harvan was rushed to the hospital after becoming suddenly ill while working. He was diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis caused by numerous gallstones. Unfortunately, his illness progressed and he was sedated and placed on a ventilator just a few days into his hospital stay.  He has been battling with multiple complications affecting his lungs, liver, kidneys, and intestines.

 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!
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Update from John's sister Jenn:

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!

Team Johnny
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We can't believe the day finally arrived, but we're thrilled to say that Johnny is home. He was discharged from rehab on Friday after more than three months away from home. All of his other out of rehab and hospital outings were on cloudy, rainy days. The sun was shining on Friday and has been since!! Johnny is so glad to be back in his home and eager to continue his path to recovery.

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!

Team Johnny
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Just a quick update... Johnny was making good progress in rehab, getting stronger and more mobile. He had a follow-up endoscopic procedure as an outpatient at Jefferson on Thursday, May 11th. He unfortunately had a complication from this procedure (perforation in GI tract causing infection of his abdomen) and was rushed back to Thomas Jefferson where he stayed in the surgical ICU for over a week. With the help of the medical and surgical team, his strong will to beat this and a lot of prayers, he was able to battle through it without undergoing an open surgery. After 14 days in the hospital, we're happy to report that Johnny is back in rehab on his road to recovery. Everyone's support, prayers and well wishes continue to carry him and our family through this. Please continue to show him you're on his team!

Love Team Johnny!
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Another update from Jenn!

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!
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Ruth Hogan Harvan
10 months ago

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

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Ellen Harvan DeStefano
11 months ago

This is truly amazing! Thank you for starting this and thanks to all the kind people supporting and praying for my nephew Johnny.

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$23,085 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 11 months
Created March 29, 2017
Dan Maguire
on behalf of Jennifer Galczenski
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Ruth Hogan Harvan
10 months ago

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

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Ellen Harvan DeStefano
11 months ago

This is truly amazing! Thank you for starting this and thanks to all the kind people supporting and praying for my nephew Johnny.

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