|Lisa Sorrell (Sorrell)
Post Number: 431
|Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 5:13 pm: |
I received this email from my friend Carina last week about Janne Melkersson in Sweden:
Last week we got a really bad news.
Janne Melkersson has got leukemia.
I was so happy that he moved to Stockholm with his wonderful family, giving me the opportunity to work closer with him again.
They got an old house , located 10 minutes from us and they just started to renovate the house.
He´s been at the hospital for the first treatment since last Friday and now he´s feeling a little better.
Cancer treatment is like a war in your body and he has been really sick.
I´m spending as much time as possible with his wife and kids and I´m trying to help out in all ways I can.
He´s going to be at the hospital for at least 4 weeks this first treatment and the doctors don´t say anything yet about the out coming of the treatment.
We will know in about 8 mount if he will recover. We pray and wish with all of our hearts that he is one of the 90% that will get.
I´m going to call him now to find out if he is strong enough to have visitors today so I can see him again.
I didn´t ever think that I would say that shoes are unimportant, but right now Jannes health and the wellbeing of his family is my only priority.
I´m putting a group of shoemakers together to help Janne and Maria fixing the house. Right now the kids still sleeps at the floor in one small room since there is a lot of stuff that need to be done at the basement floor were the kids were suppose to have there bedrooms.
|Lisa Sorrell (Sorrell)
Post Number: 432
|Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 5:15 pm: |
Here's an update on his progress and an address if anyone would like to send him a card.
He has passed the first treatment and he is in a good mood. Hopefully he can go home to visit his family at the house soon, but he’s immune system is so weak, so he has to be really careful. A cold could hurt him badly.
I think he would be glad if you could post something about this on the forum. He has a computer at his room but I don’t think he has used it so much yet.
This is his home address
|Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
Post Number: 1256
|Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 7:05 pm: |
Thanks for the info on Janne. I ask for the members of the Forum to send Janne an encouraging email or card. I have only met him a few times at the Round Up, but he is a great person and a wonderful craftsman.