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A Good Samaritan for Bo Johnson Needs Community Help Now

As some of you know, Sister Bay resident, Bo Johnson returned home during his final days of life this fall after his battle with a serious form of leukemia. Bo had always wanted to take a ride in an orange, retro, El Camino automobile, his favorite car. Martha Soukup one member in a family of antique car enthusiasts in Sturgeon Bay had heard about his request through some area friends. She contacted Birchwood Lodge to say that she and her husband owned such a car and they wanted to help grant Bo’s wish. On September 15th, Martha, her husband and her brother-in-law, John Soukup, along with other members of his family, drove up to Sister Bay to see Bo and to grant his wish (see previous post on this newsletter site). That particular day Bo’s condition was too fragile and he could not ride in the car. He was thrilled to watch the car caravan that came up to honor his wish. We later learned that John Soukup, who had driven up in his own yellow El Camino, delayed his own cancer treatment that day to honor Bo. John has been diagnosed with terminal renal cell carcinoma. He has undergone surgery to remove a kidney and is currently undergoing chemo therapy and radiation in an effort to slow the disease. As a result, John, a Sturgeon Bay fireman, has been unable to work and medical expenses are piling up. Members of the Door County community have been asked to help John and his family by donating to a benefit fund established in his name at Pioneer Credit Union in Sturgeon Bay. If you would like to make a donation to the John Soukup Benefit Fund, you may contact Pioneer Credit Union at 920-743-8271. A Cancer Benefit will also be held for him on Saturday, January 19, 2013. For more information about the cancer benefit for John Soukup, please contact Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache at 920-746-2911.

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