This post is being written by Lisa Eggebrecht on behalf of Linda...
After struggling to swallow and keep down fluids October 14th John was admitted to the hospital. Tests determined that John had a hole in his esophagus. On Sunday, October 17th, the GI specialist was able to place a stint over the hole. Sunday evening was the first time in a while that John was able to swallow and keep down fluids.
On Monday, October 18th, during his dialysis treatment John developed sudden complications that could not be overcome. Surrounded by his family and close friends, John stepped off this earth and into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
As you know this fight has been long and hard. I have never known a man who was as strong and courageous as John. Never have I seen a man meet such enormous challenges with such dignity and grace. But it was not just because of who he was but because of who he was in Jesus Christ. And while we are all heart broken, there is a sense of peace knowing that John is in Heaven with no pain, no sorrow and no more limitations. He made an impact on so many of us and will be greatly missed.
Please join us on Thursday, October 21st as we celebrate who John was and what he meant to each of us. And, most importantly, come help us celebrate his eternal life that began that day.
The Refinery Christian Church
600 N Bullard Ave #A10
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Thursday, October 21st, 2010
4pm - 7pm - The Viewing\Visitation
7pm - 8pm - Memorial Service