Posted by: Jivani Lisa | March 4, 2022

Update on John

Posting an update for our Soaring with God followers: Sadly, John fell and broke his shoulder over a year ago and ended up in the hospital for over six weeks with all sorts of complications. Professional medical staff and social workers helped determine that John had become too weak to care for himself. He entered a skilled nursing facility on January 1, 2021 and remains at that location. His eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he’s unable to read or write on his own. For quite a while, due to COVID-19 protocols, he was unable to have visitors at the facility. Since he’s also deaf, he hasn’t been communicating via telephone either, but over the past few months, he’s been able to have visitors. He does recognize visitors but he has a skewed sense of time. For example, when I visited him in November, he told me he was “turning 75 in a couple days.” In actuality, he just turned 79 last week. One major blessing is that he doesn’t seem to understand how much time has gone by. He seems to think he’ll be flying a Cessna again at some point — and of course, I don’t have the heart to tell him that’s not possible. I continue to hope that maybe a pilot-friend of his could at least take him up for a ride at some point. My guess is John misses flying most of all. He’d much rather be soaring high in the blue skies than tied down to this earth. Whenever I see hawks soaring over a warm road or gulls soaring over water, I think of John. Please keep him in prayer.


  1. John was my flight instructor in Colorado and then again for gliders when we both lived in Virginia. I miss the sparkle in his eyes and his warm smile. He is an amazing person that I will never forget.

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