A YOUNG FATHER’S BATTLE WITH CANCER

liamEarlier this year, a friend to everyone, Jonathan King, entered the hospital suffering from extreme fatigue.  He was eventually diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), which quickly progressed to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).  Prior to his diagnosis, Jon had almost completed his graduate work in Nursing while working full-time to provide for his wife, Elise, and their 8-month-old son, Liam.

From January until the time of his death, Jon spent the majority of his days in three different hospitals.  He was consequently out of work and had to put his studies aside.  True to form, Jon maintained his irreverent sense of humor and tenderness toward his family and friends throughout his terminal battle.

With your support, we are hoping to relieve Jon’s wife and young son of some of the current and impending financial burdens resulting from this tragic loss.  Jon’s brave fight and subsequent death have resulted in high medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of income for a young family.

The good news is that you can help.  Whether it’s a personal donation or a larger corporate sponsorship, any assistance is greatly appreciated.  Join us for our Golf Scramble or the King’s Cause Benefit Concert.

Donate now.  Every donation goes directly to help the King family with expenses incurred throughout Jon’s valiant fight with Leukemia.

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8 thoughts on “A YOUNG FATHER’S BATTLE WITH CANCER

  1. Elise, Jon and Liam. You are all in our prayers!!! You are always on our minds.
    Leslie and Louis Williams

  2. Hey Jon,
    This is Gary and Patti Workman (Eric’s parents) remember us?? You are in our thought and prayers. Your wife is beautiful and your son is adorable. Hope this note finds you having a good day and improved strength. We have faith that you will come thru this “setback” even stronger. It will only make you a more compassionate nurse. Nothing compares to being able to share your personal battles and experiences with your patients. We will be anxiously waiting to hear from you and your progress. We love you Jon and have for a long time.

  3. Jon keep smiling and laughing – I know some days it may be harder than others – you got many angels in there & out here on your side! You got an awesome spirit and your as big a goof ball as I am. Your gonna kick the stuffing out of this! Can’t wait to see your smiling face back at work!

    Steph Smith

  4. Jon, Elise and Liam – I do not know you personally, but my daughter Ashley is best friends with Jackie Sturgeon, and I just want you to know that I am keeping you in my prayers. May God bless you and keep you safely in the palm of His hand. Jeri Tyree

  5. I am at a loss of words. Jon was my rock in 4th semester nursing school. I have known him for years through school and I will miss him terribly. Elise and Liam, our class as a whole, wish you well and you can call on any of us at any time. Dana Weiss

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