By now many of you have heard the sad news about John's stroke, and I know that lotsof his fans would like to help with his immediate needs and the recovery process. JZ's good friend, Jamie Kime, has set up a gofundme account so that we can all help the best that we can. Please remember all the great music that John has given you over the years and let's help him get back on the stage with a guitar in his hand. (TO CONTRIBUTE: USE THE LINK BELOW.)
"On July 16th, 2017, John suffered a devastating stroke while alone in his home. In distress for an indeterminate amount of time, he was eventually able to reach his phone and signal for help. Paramedics arrived soon thereafter and transported him to Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
The stroke has affected John's speech, vision, and entire right side of his body. While tests are ongoing to uncover the extent of any further damage, the doctors and therapists are optimistic he can regain function. Those that know him will be happy to hear John's larger than life personality still shines bright, with his humor and signature charm very much intact. However, there is a lot of uncertainty ahead in his long road to recovery.
Due to this life-altering event, John is unable to perform and therefore support himself. He is in dire need of assistance to get him through this tough time that will undoubtedly require lengthy physical therapy to regain his playing ability.
The money raised here will go to the following:
- Medical & Therapy Expenses (including the potential purchase of a medical bed)
- Daily Care
- General Monthly Living Expenses
John’s immediate family lives in Texas, and are communicating with doctors to determine the best course of action. Meanwhile, the expenses are overwhelming, and will continue to mount. Any support you are able to provide will help give John the best shot at recovery and alleviate the increasing financial strain he and his family are under. Thank you for your help in getting Brother John Z back on stage where he belongs."