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The family and friends of John Shive are uniting to raise money to help with medical costs and related expenses. Thank you so much!

Update: (july 31, 2012)

John has four weeks left of rehab until the doctors are going to medically clear him to go back to work, drive and clear him of any other restrictions. 

The John I've known for two plus years is the single most-compassionate, kind, gentle, easy-going, loves to make others laugh, decent person that you will ever meet. He is an open-minded adventure, whose warm smile and positive attitude are simply, infectious. It is truly amazing to see him doing better with every passing day.

To everyone of john's family and his amazing friends, thank you for being there. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

"positive vibes, positive times"


...May of 2005, at the age of 23, John had his first seizure caused by a cavernous malformation, a cluster of blood vessels prone to bleed, in his brain. Neurologists recommended surgery to prevent future seizures and bleeds. Recovery after surgery was trouble-free. May of 2012, at the age of 30, John once again has a seizure caused by a bleed on brain that doctors thought was caused by a concussion. After further examination, however, they discovered that he had another cavernous malformation. Both malformations are believed to be congenital or formed shortly after birth. There was no explanation given as to why the second malformation wasn't discovered in 2005. A special thanks to all the family and friends who have offered a helping hand, the cards and donations that we have received truly means so much..thank you! Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support John's fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone you think might want to donate too! Should you want to make a donation not using this site, or just for more information, please contact Diane Miller at 570-345-3939. John's medical bills are over 70k and with another MRI scheduled that number is going to increase. Please remember that donations are not necessary and we just appreciate you taking the time to read John's story. Thank You!

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