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12/9/2016 Latest post:
( Dear all: You can submit below your best wishes for John without making donations to CaringBridge. Uncle Tim and Michael John did set up a Go-Fund-Me page to make donations directly to John and family if you like: //www.gofundme.com/JohnColin )
On November 30th in the hills near San Jose, CA, John was badly burned, suffering second and third degree burns over 80% of his body. Those who know John, and those coming to know him through this awful event, should know that his strength, his faith, his love, his compassion, empathy, humor and many talents are sedated but on full display for all to see at this amazing burn treatment facility. We are reading these messages to John as he is awake between surgeries, bandage changes, and pain killers. John is moved by the outreach, support, and motivating stories and wishes. This will be a long road to recovery. As a message already posted on this site beautifully notes, John will climb that mountain with your help, prayers, love, and support... grabbing one tree at a time to pull himself up this slippery slope knowing that he is not in this struggle alone.