John Blackwell Jr's Medical Fund
$84,445 of $100,000 goal
John Blackwell Jr, legendary drummer, is in the process of getting tested for what the doctors think may be tumors in his brain.
Right now he is in a hospital in Japan.
We are asking for donations, so we can help to pay the medical expenses, and other everyday expenses.
We appreciate your contributions. Please keep my husband in your prayers.
God Bless you,
Yaritza Cambero Blackwell
I thank God and Jesus for always keeping our faith, for guiding me to make the decisions regarding John's care, and for giving him the strength (physical and emotional) to continue and being optimistic about the future.
There is a really big list of Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Chaplains that helped John and me while he was in the hospitals and while he stayed at the house. Thanks to his Caregivers Julio and Paola Martínez, and also, Javier, Alejandro and Maria Isabel Santiago, for always being there when I was not (due to my job hours). Special thanks to Harry Van Loveren, MD (Neurosurgeon) and his team, Michael Jaglal, MD (Hematologist/Oncologist) and his team, Laurence Neufeld, MD (Family Medicine) and his team, Melinda Hayes, MD (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) and her team, Chirag Shah, DO (Pulmonary & Sleep Desorders) and his team, Dr. Vanida Chai, OM AP (Acunpunture), Attila Becsey, MD (Critical Care & Anesthesiology) and his team, in general, all the staff and members of Tampa General Hospital (ICU, Rehabilitation, and regular hospital pavilions), Florida Hospital at Connerton, and the Toranomon Hospital in Japan, where Ms. Kathy Atsuko Kato, Dr. Yushiro Take and Mr. Taishi Fueta took care of him, thank you.
To all my coworkers and managers at Hertz Corporation for being supportive and understanding of the situation we were going through, thank you so much.
Another special thanks to Dr. Takuya -Takki- Futaesaku, Lynn Atsuno and his Girlfriend, Ryuichi -Ryu- Watabe, Blue Note Tokyo and their staff in Japan, and in the United States thanks to Paul Quin, Alvin and Calvin Waters, Paris Toon, Nik West, Timothy -Tim- Conwell, Bruce Harris, Autumn June, John Spinelli, and everybody who were there for him since day one.
Thanks to all musicians, friends and family who came to visit him to the house and to the hospitals.
Thank you for all the messages and donations I received after John's passing.
Thank you for your good heart and for sharing this message that reached out to thousands of people from all over the world.
This GoFundMe account was very helpful for John and me. Your contributions were very much appreciated.
I love you all. Rest In Peace John Blackwell Jr.
Yaritza Cambero Blackwell
Listín Diario, Dominican Republic , July 8, 2017.
J.B., You're my #1 drummer! The best Prince has had in my ears. I enjoyed watching you play. I would be like damn....Break It Down! I will keep you in Prayer. I KNOW you will recover fully. And show how it's done. I am sorry about Prince. All of us loved him. Stay positive, BE strong and your attitude will help. Can't wait to hear you play. Love from Minneapolis Haddie
Dear John I'm praying daily for you as I am my sons GFM a P was a friend . He is only 9 and is due ro,have his foot amputated . Ever since Prince left us it seems things have gone a bit strange . So I genunuinely pray for a full,recovery for you and have donated as much as possible since my hands are full. Please pray for my little guy . I beieve in prayer as our GFM is going nowhere . I hope you meet your goal and more!
John, you have been a wonderful contribution to the world. You weee part of the greatest gift god has ever given...music. And you were given the angel to play with.. Prince. I'll pray for you and love you for making my life beautiful with your sweet artistry. ❤️☂️
Kand, I agree with you, I am sorry for his passing, cancer is a terrible thing, but this is a man who worked for legends, surely he would have had life insurance or money put away. Their are families that can not afford insurance, all the families who work for low wages , their child is diagnosed with cancer, and they have no means to pay for their childs treatment. Again I'm sorry this family but this is not something I will contribute to. This man is a celebrity.
I am sorry to hear about Johns latest set back. When I had my head injury there were plenty of times people around me didn't think I would make it. I made it through somehow. I do not know how but I did. I wish for John the same experience I had and I am so sorry John and your family have to endure this. Best wishes, vibes and love! : )
I hear your doing better brother! Will you pray for my 9 year old son as he may loose his foot and I set up a GFM GoFundMe//platetoofull. I am sorry as don't want to piggy back yet Prince knew my sons and he would Have helped you and my son as well! I donated to you and I know you can't as you are still in need. I pray that both you and my son get what you both need in thr name of Jesus! AMEN!
stay strong John! I'm praying for you and your family. I send to you a big hug...
Not a problem and John was my Homie. John did a gig for me and told me after my hit he was going to audition for Prince. I told him to go and do well and represent and he did just that. Keeping you in prayer during this hour.
RIP John! You will be missed and your memory cherished. Natalie Miller WJ Keenan Class of 1991
This is a very sad time as we have lost a precious soul Mr John Blackwell to brain Cancer. Let us pray that God will give his wife Yaritza Cambero Blackwell and the rest of the family strength. I only learnt of his passing today. "The truth about fighting Cancer" please share and save other lives by sharing the link below. God bless http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/category/natural-survivor-stories/
So sorry to hear about John. Sending you strength and energy!