John’s Story

Site created on April 22, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep John's family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. PLEASE NOTE:  We are NOT requesting donations. You do NOT have to donate to CaringBridge to receive updates.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Jill Ostaszewski

Here we are all gathered at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the surgical venue for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Beautiful hospital with a fabulous staff. Thank you to the whole surgical team, especially Dr. Kass, the head and neck surgeon (who even asked for a bracelet). He said he never saw such a big group in the waiting room.

John went in at 8am and surgery finished around 12:30 PM. 

Tumor was removed via a small c-shaped incision near his eye. Great news is his eye was saved. The team feels optimistic that he may not even need radiation. Update to follow.

In other news, Hanna took the opportunity to donate blood while we waited.
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