I received word today via Facebook that John-John Hernandez is battling cancer of the throat.
They are having a fundraiser for him. Here’s the details that were sent…
A Friend in Need: Saturday night Oct. 30, 2010 7PM. There will be a fundraiser held in Shepherd’s Hall at Holy Name for John Hernandez “AKA” John-John who is battling throat cancer. There will be music, food, open bar and raffles (50/50)
Cost is $65.00 per person. (Pay at the door)
Please come and help support John & his family –
All proceeds will go to them. For those who cannot come please keep John-John in your prayers. Hope to see you there…
Donations can be sent to: 437 16th St. Apt 1R, Brooklyn NY 11215
John-John and I grew up together; he lived on 16th street between 8th and 9th. He was one of the best dude’s around. John-John was a good friend when we were going through our teenage years.
I recall hanging out with him one morning when I cut school. I met him real early and hopped on the ‘Grady Special’. That was the bus that went along Coney Island Avenue and picked up only William E. Grady students (John-John was a student there). We spent many nights in Prospect Park along with hanging out all over the neighborhood.
The last time I saw him was in the Fall of 2008. He was telling me so much about his son who was playing baseball at the time. He was so proud of him; especially when he pulled out the baseball card of his son from his wallet…
Please keep John-John in your thoughts and prayers. Let’s hope he can fight this and get back to good health.