THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CLOSED
Organized by: Team John
Team John via Crowdrise
February 08, 2016
On June 18th, 2014 our brother, John, went to the hospital in Denver with pains in his abdomen. At the time, he was undergoing treatment for Lymes disease which left him using a wheelchair and crutches because he couldn't be on his feet for more than a few minutes at a time. What they found was not what he expected. While the pain in his abdomen was from gall stones, they also discovered that he had a rare gastrointestinal cancer called ampullary cancer.
By the time the cancer was found, it had spread to other parts of his body and his treatment options were limited. Since John wasn't a candidate for surgery, he has endured a series of 50 chemo treatments over the last year and a half that leave him nauseous a majority of the time. He had to quit his job, leave his home, friends and college aged kids in Colorado to move to Wisconsin so he could receive the proper treatment and support he needed.
John's treatment to date has slowed the growth of the cancer, but it hasn't been reduced. He has tried traditional methods via 3 different hospitals and these chemo options are close to their end. John is not giving up and neither are we!
Because of this he would like to start a 12 week program that runs 5 days a week for 4-6 hours per day that alone will cost up to $65,000 and is not covered by insurance. Costs for these treatments add up quickly so, to help pay for some of his medical treatment, Team John is banding together to raise $75,000. Now John needs your help.
John has done an incredible job of fighting and researching, not giving up and looking at all options. He has a quest to get the most out of his life. With your help, John can keep his quest alive! But he can't do this alone. We are asking for your support of John so he can keep up the fight and get the best care possible.
Whether you grew up with John, went to Pennings High or UW-Eau Claire with him, worked with, lived by, or found some other way to connect, we've all gotten to know John. He's genuine. He's caring. He's thoughtful. He's entertained us with everything from his spirited, turkey calls at the annual, thanksgiving family "Gobbling Contest", to his funny stories accented by some crazy gestures, to his James Taylor cover ballads. John cares a lot about people. And, now it's time for us to help John get the care he needs as he fights his courageous fight.
Now's the time!
Please support John by making a donation to his ongoing medical treatment.
For credit card donations, you'll be able to indicate on this site:
Option A: Your name(s) and amount donated, or
Option B: Your name(s) and a non-disclosed amount, or
Option C: Anonymous and the amount donated (just type in "Anonymous" for name)
Prefer to send a check?
Please make out the check to "John McMonagle" and let us know how you would like your donation posted (Option A, B or C). We'll post check donations to this site per your requested option.
Please mail your check to:
Team John c/o Louise Van Sistine
2081 Swanstone Circle
De Pere, WI 54115