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Dear Marian, Thank you once…
Dear Marian,

Thank you once again for your donation of $25 to help John Spinello, the inventor of Operation, get his oral surgery. Because of people like you, he has had his first surgery and is doing well! John, his family, Peggy and I, all really appreciate it.

You may have heard that Peggy & I are making a documentary film about this adventure. We have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the rest of the funds needed to finish production. We want all our Crowdrise donors to know that none of the money you helped raise for John’s surgery is being used for the film. Peggy Brown and I have $25,000 of our own money in the production and we are committed to making a non-profit film worthy of telling John’s unique and inspiring story. You can earn some great Operation themed perks and become a producer of the film here: 

We received over 1,500 email from fans of the game in support of John. Dozens of those email were from people in the medical field. Nurses, doctors and yes, even surgeons wrote to thank John for creating a game that they credited in part, for attracting them to the field of medicine. We even received a letter from a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Medical School who wrote to tell John that Operation inspired him to create a surgical device that sets off a BUZZER in the Operating room to alert the surgeon when he or she is getting too close to delicate nerves. This device has been used in nearly a million surgeries around the world!

Thank you for considering to help us tell John's story after 50 years of anonymity.

Seize the Play!

Tim & Peggy
3 years ago
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Your gift to John Spinello i…
Your gift to John Spinello is really appreciated. YOU HELPED US REACH OUR GOAL! Peggy & I assured John that we’d be thanking each donor directly, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH. If you checked the anonymous option, your donation will remain anonymous.

John’s financial needs go beyond the goal we have reached, so we will keep this page up and continue to promote it. The heart-warming messages and support have meant the world to our dear friend. John loves hearing how his game has touched so many lives. Thank you.

Our Very Best,

Tim & Peggy
4 years ago
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Marian Lane
Vancouver, BC Canada
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