This has been a devastating shock to the Knighten family. John and his dear wife Shawna are the parents to three beautiful young girls:
ages 9, 7, and 3. If John passes away, his youngest daughter may
not remember him. This is a particularly heartbreaking concept as
John lost his own father when he was just five years old.
He was the inspiration when John joined the Marine Corps in 1986. After serving for four years with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he
joined the Spokane Fire Department in 1994 where he was voted Top
John loves his job and has had no problem putting his life on the line for thousands of men, women and children during his
military and firefighting service. He is a true hero, loved by many. We
ask now that you help us save John.
Two urgent bone marrow transplants are imperative in the fight to save John's life. Though health insurance covers part of
the treatment, the hospital will not agree to schedule the
surgeries until the Knighten family can pay the difference up front.
The total cost of the two surgeries and recovery is nearing $500,000 and
miscellaneous treatment will surpass even this. Doctors believe the
transplants will dramatically increase John's life expectancy and may
even place him into a remission status.
Please help us help John, a man who has risked his life for so many. Your donation and/or helping us get the word out would mean so much to the Knighten family.
Thank you for your time, love, prayers and support.