On September 11, 2019, John Little, went to the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans to have what was presumed to be a simple gallbladder surgery after months of constant and severe pain.
The VA Hospital rushed John by ambulance to Tulane Medical Center where the doctors spent several days running tests and preparing him for what was determined to be a much more serious surgery than anticipated.
On September 16, 2019, John was taken into a 4-5 hour complicated surgery performed by the top transplant specialty surgeon.
Thirty minutes into the procedure, the surgeon came into the waiting room and told all of the family that it was bad - there was nothing he could do. John has cancer. A very aggressive, non-responsive cancer. It has engulfed his belly, guts, abdominal region.
Prognosis? He most likely won’t see Christmas.
John Little is a strong man. He is a proud veteran of the Navy, having served in Vietnam. Receiving this diagnosis at 74, he has accepted his fate. If you know him personally, you know he has a funny, wise crack remark to say about it all.
We ask that you help make John’s last wishes come true. He wants to live his last days in his own home, where he is comfortable, surrounded by family and close friends.
Every donation received will help to fulfill John’s final requests and wishes - to keep him comfortable, continue to pay his monthly living expenses, and prepare for his imminent funeral and final arrangements.
John thanks you all for your generosity, kindness and the love you’ve shown during this difficult time. He expresses his love to family and friends.