Fr. Don McLaughlin

First post: Oct 3, 2022 Latest post: Aug 7, 2023
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.   


As many of you may know, Fr. Don's kidney cancer journey began in 2016.  Early this year, February 2022, Fr. Don learned the cancer had spread to his lungs.  Most recently he learned that the cancer had spread to his brain.  September 21st he had surgery to remove a brain tumor on the left side of his brain.  For the last 2 weeks Fr. Don has been at Marianjoy in Wheaton, IL (part of Northwestern Hospital) to work on regaining his strength and his to relearn some of his cognitive skills.   His brain needs to recreate neuro-pathways for his verbal skills and his right side activity.  


Today, I realized that Fr. Don's health journey will continue and perhap, so others may be able to stay updated with his recovery and his cancer journey, this might be the best way to communicate with everyone going forward.  As Fr. Don told me his life is an open book!  As many of you know, while he can be a private person, he also will explain, in great detail things going on in his life if you ask!   


Please feel free to send comments to him.  I will share this site with him so he can read your comments and well wishes moving forward.    
Maribeth Spittler
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