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Terryl A Johnson
Aug 30, 2016 Latest post:
Oct 9, 2016
I don't want Terryl to be defined by his illness. He has had a wonderful life. Together we have 5 loving Children, 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter. Terryl had a very successful career at CNA in Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL. He retired after 32 years of service. We were married in 1983 and combined our families to raise them in 1 household. It was a challenge bringing 5 teenagers together, had it's issue, but the rewards were plentiful. Terryl and I both share the love of cars , Our years spent together sharing the Porsche Experience, we were blessed to have owned 13 Porshces. Our 1970 914 was a race car and we both shared driving it racing wheel to wheel. Memories can not be taken away from us by illness and we have built many of them together. We enjoyed an early retirement and traveled in our motor home visiting all 48 of the lower states, a large portion of Canada and finally cruised Alaska in July of 2012. After spending 17 years living at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL we moved on to Greenville, SC. Need that mountain and foothills kind of life and got off the coast and away from hurricanes. We are very active in many social and educational activities and attend the OLLI @ Furman program for 8 plus years. Big Sports Fans of Furman University following Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Football, Baseball, etc. In September of 2015 Terryl noticed he could not read or write. After a trip to emergency it proved he had a mass on his brain. His reading and writing abilities returned to normal so he was sent home to live his life in a normal fashion, until 2 months later he was having the same problems. A new MRI showed a tumor of significant size. Biopsy returned diagnoses of Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer. Treatment began in early January 2016 and has continued with major ups and downs. We have reached a point in his journey or battle that we need some help. Our friends and neighbors have been like family to us and for their love and assistance we are so grateful. Our family has visited and offered help as much as they can, but the miles between us and their responsibilities prove to be a challenge. God bless everyone for their love and prayers.