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This fundraiser ended on 06/03/12

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Family and loved ones are looking to get immediate help to raise money for John Donohue's surgery for a Middle Ear Tumor.

John Donohue has recently been diagnosed with a middle ear tumor. Without funds to pay for the needed surgery, this tumor can cause facial paralysis, brain infections, and can continue to grow, possibly into the brain. It has already destroyed the hearing in his ear. He has no insurance, recently graduated from a Tech school and is going to continue one more year to get a degeree in networking.

John has a wife, daughter, (Gracee) and they are expecting their second daughter. Gracee has unilateral deafness. Our next cause is to get her a BAHA hearing device.

John has suffered with severe pain and infections for nearly a year now, before finally being diagnosed with the middle ear tumor 2 months ago. Left untreated, these tumors can be fatal.

This family has endured and overcame many obstacles. His wife Jessica is in a very high risk pregnancy and has endured multiple complications with this pregnancy. Previously, she had two emergency surgeries days apart, for a rare double ectopic preganancy which compounded their already fragile finances. They lost their home and recently rented a small apartment. He works full time without medical benefits and attends school full time; all the while taking care of his wife and daughter. The biggest obstacle has been getting help due to the fact that he is a man. The surgery can not take place until a down payment is made and balance paid in 90 days! That does not cover the hospital portion.

We are inspired by his determination to finish his education and support his family. He works in severe pain, not complaining because he has a wife and daughter to care for.

Our concern is that this has gone untreated for nearly a year already. The hearing loss is due to the tumor destroying the bones of the middle ear.

We will, forever be grateful for any donation made, and ask for prayers of healing for their family. God Bless.
Arleen Jackson
John and Jessica Donohue
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