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John Concannon's Fight Against Colon Cancer

Organized by: Jason Nichols

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Notice of John's Passing
November 30, 2016

Dear Friends & Family of John, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of our beloved John's passing. John fought willfully in the days See More

THE STORY:

In the beginning of 2015, John Concannon was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. John had just finished battling through two consecutive collapsed lungs when the devastating news hit. Since that moment, John has taken this fight head on and has been an exemplar of strength and resilience. With a great team of doctors by his side and the unwavering support of family and friends, John successfully charged through six months of chemotherapy and went into remission in late 2015.

Unfortunately, the cancer has returned. While on a family vacation this past July, John underwent emergency surgery in Panama City where they discovered that the cancer was not only present inside of his intestines, but that it had metastasized. John spent two weeks in the hospital in Florida following the surgery before flying home to St. Louis and immediately being admitted to St. John's hospital and then being transferred to St. Louis University hospital a month later. In total, John spent nearly 2 months in the hospital while he recovered from his emergency surgery, an infection and prepared for chemotherapy.

While John is home from the hospital, his intestines are still not functioning due to the advanced stage of the cancer. He remains on IV nutrition and has still not eaten solid food since early July. John needs the chemotherapy in order to help his intestines fight the cancer so that he can eat food; however none of the many doctors and hospitals his family reached out to would treat him while he is dependent on IV nutrition. It's a terrible catch 22 that has left John with limited options.

Now, after six weeks of searching, we have finally found a hopeful doctor associated with UCLA who is willing to treat John with a managed, low-dose chemotherapy regimen. The plan to get John to Los Angeles ASAP that he can start treatment on Thursday, October 13. This treatment option is the best hope to get John access the treatment he needs, and we are optimistic that he will be successful.

John has so much love in his life. He is a devoted husband to his wife, Adria, and an amazing father to two young boys, Emmett (12) and Elliot (10). He is a loved son of Jane Concannon, the younger brother of three siblings, Jim, Jeff and Julie, and a wonderful uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, friend and co-worker to countless others.

We are so fortunate that family, friends and community have continued to ask what they can do to help and we are grateful for their support. At this time, there are two important things that you can do to help John:

1) Continue to pray for John's healing and send positive thoughts to his family

2) Make a donation to this fund that will help with John's increasing medical & travel expenses

Our goal is to raise $10,000. Please join our effort to help John and his family as he fights for life. Your contribution will go directly to offset travel, lodging and food expenses while John goes to Los Angeles to receive treatment this fall. During this difficult time your prayers, love and support make an enormous impact.

Thank you!

Team John Concannon

$36,740

 

367% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Aubrey Schrand

    $50

  • The Flanclan

    $100

  • Brian Skoff

    $100

  • Maureen Conroy

     

  • Tony Meluso

     

  • Jason and Vicki Thurman

     

  • William Kay

    $250

  • Anne Dailey Meyer

     

  • Harry & Kathy Heitmeier

    $100

  • Adriana and Albert

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cookie Carosella

    $100

  • Bridget and Chris Rupert

    $100

  • Bruce Bekkar

    $100

  • evelina vatkova

     

  • Madeleine, Joachim & Alexander

    $100

  • Tim and Mimi

     

  • Michelle and Kyle Whitson

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Phil Treacy

    $200

  • Steve and Nikki Alabach

    $1,000

  • Jim and Ellen Haggerty

    $100

  • Dennis Arroyo

    $500

  • Jeff Vollmer & Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Drew Luning

    $50

  • Friends and Angels

    $250

  • Esti & Rich Jansen

    $200

  • Mackenzie Leek

    $25

  • Kathy Conaway

     

  • Donna & Don Weise

    $100

  • Bobbi Vogt

    $100

  • Michelle & Jim Swehla

     

  • Nancy Foster

    $25

  • Billy kelly

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  • Robert Olson

    $250

  • The Bradford Family

    $100

  • Nick Schaberg

    $25

  • The Wheeler Family

    $100

  • Lynne Heitmeier Auer

     

  • Debbie Eberhart

     

  • Rebecca Kilborne

     

  • Halveland family

     

  • Debbie Albright Eberhart

     

  • Jenna Blashek

     

  • Friend of William Kays Team

    $500

  • Katy Lawson

     

  • Janet Fitzgerald

     

  • Michelle Musielak

    $200

  • Michael Glarner

    $100

  • Lee and Emily Cannon

    $50

  • Natalia and Jeremy Corray

    $50

  • Dick Boyles & Donna Rau

    $100

  • Georgia and Michael Ferretti

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Richard Varge

     

  • Alicia Harrison

    $50

  • Raimondi Family

    $100

  • Keppler Family

    $100

  • Colleen & Mark Signorelli

     

  • Vale, Diana y Valeria

     

  • Alvin and Denise Nichols

     

  • Dominic & Donna Griffin

     

  • Mike and Teri Reynoso

    $500

  • David & Christine Bischof

    $100

  • Nora Heitmeier Davidson

     

  • Matt/Melissa Reimer and family

     

  • Megan Weeks and Sandy Kyle

    $50

  • The Maestas Family

     

  • Fred Miller

     

  • Rich & Pam Hollowood

     

  • Bridget Kelly O'Malley & John O'Malley

    $100

  • Laura Guilander

    $100

  • Tom and LA

    $100

  • Sharon Pauline Hardy

    $50

  • John Brandvein

    $250

  • Familia Olmedo

    $100

  • Steve Butler '89 and family

     

  • Dean and Jane Talley

    $50

  • Bueche

     

  • Tracey Hagy-Kelly

     

  • De and Jerry Jokerst

     

  • Madriz Family

    $25

  • Greg, Yonda & Stephen Grant

     

  • Coleen Cavanagh and Jim Yemm

    $50

  • Paul and Josie Fairbrother

    $100

  • Larry & Mary Bellon

     

  • The Yarovinski Family

    $200

  • Myles Essick

    $100

  • James Unit at Crane Agency

    $500

  • Gillam Family

    $250

  • Robin and Pamela Renschen

    $150

  • Chris Becker

    $100

  • Molly and Steven Sumner

    $50

  • Terese Manz Wimer

    $50

  • In Memory of Sr. Raymond Louise

    $500

  • El Gus, Kats, Paloma y Natalia

    $500

  • Carolyn & John Mancini

    $50

  • Larry & Mary Bellon

     

  • Paul and Karen Zimmermann

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Organized by

Jason Nichols

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $36,740 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jim Concannon

Amount Raised

$14,395

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Concannon

Amount Raised

$5,480

Fundraiser Title

Adria Gutierrez

Amount Raised

$4,805

Fundraiser Title

Jason Nichols

Amount Raised

$3,525

 

35% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jane Concannon

Amount Raised

$3,050

Fundraiser Title

William Kay

Amount Raised

$2,275

Fundraiser Title

Julie Hickman

Amount Raised

$1,775

Fundraiser Title

Maria Concannon

Amount Raised

$1,435

Donor Comments

Paul and Karen Zimmermann

Paul and Karen Zimmermann

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Larry & Mary Bellon

Larry & Mary Bellon

11 months ago

Carolyn & John Mancini

Carolyn & John Mancini

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

El Gus, Kats, Paloma y Natalia

El Gus, Kats, Paloma y Natalia

DONATION: $500

Con muchisimo cariño y la mejor de las vibras!!! 12 months ago

In Memory of Sr. Raymond Louise

In Memory of Sr. Raymond Louise

DONATION: $500

12 months ago

Terese Manz Wimer

Terese Manz Wimer

DONATION: $50

John Concannon 12 months ago

Molly and Steven Sumner

Molly and Steven Sumner

DONATION: $50

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. 12 months ago

Chris Becker

Chris Becker

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Robin and Pamela Renschen

Robin and Pamela Renschen

DONATION: $150

Keep up the sense of humor John! We're praying for you and look forward to a clean bill of health. 12 months ago

Gillam Family

Gillam Family

DONATION: $250

Holding John and his family in prayer. 12 months ago

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