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Update: John Vennari and Cancer

Update: John Vennari and Cancer

Dear Friend,

Here is a recap and slight update regarding my medical condition. Thank you for showing such overwhelming concern for my situation.

On Aug. 11 I received a grave prognosis. I have a cancerous tumor in my colon and the cancer has spread to the peritoneum.

The only thing the cancer institute offers is chemotherapy. And even this is not something that will cure, but only contain it for a time.

As I am not interested chemotherapy, I am now pursuing alternative/natural means under the guidance of competent medical personnel, including an MD. It is a comprehensive protocol that has been helpful to others, but also involves an abrupt change in dietary and daily routine. I tell people I'm like a right-handed guitarist who suddenly must learn to play left-handed. It's all a matter of developing new habits. So far so good.

The case is serious, even life-threatening. Nonetheless I keep busy and remain upbeat. At present I feel well and continue to work on CFN and other projects.

The malady first manifested itself over the few past months in the form of intense indigestion, something that does not necessarily send one running for cancer screening. Through a series of events we finally received the diagnosis, a diagnosis I did not expect.

To complicate matters, while on a trip to an out-of-state doctor in late August, our old minivan developed a crack in the transmission, which totaled the car. We had no choice but to junk the minivan and complete the trip in a rental car. We now face the unexpected hit of purchasing a replacement vehicle (see ‘Raphael’ story in September 2016 CFN) Yet we remain serene and in good spirits.

Saint Philomena has featured heavily in this drama in a manner I will perhaps describe in the future (look at the date of prognosis, the Feast of St. Philomena). 

My family is making a novena to both Our Lady of Good Success and Saint Philomena. I am also making a special novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for guidance. Others have prayed and had Masses offered for us.

Thus I am in a fight for my life. I know, my dear CFN friends, you will be in this fight with me.

Since I announced this on our cfnews webpage, many people have expressed remarkable concern and support. I am humbled by the kindness and generosity I have already received.

In fact I’ve received some encouraging emails of people who have successfully beaten back their own cancer, usually using at least one or two of the protocols I now use.

I know of a pharmacist whose wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and given three months to live. Armed with his professional knowledge, the pharmacist took matters into his own hands, researched, put her on an aggressive nutrient program and other helpful protocols. It is now seven years later. His wife is still with us and doing well. 

Also, I have now consulted other natural path doctors who have confirmed the protocol I am now running, and offer a few more healing procedures, as well as the possibility of consultation with others in the field. Thank God, I am receiving good guidance.

I ask you to please remember my condition in your prayers and get others to pray, including convents of nuns.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.


John Vennari

P.S. A number of generous souls have already asked if we need financial assistance in this fight. I regret to say we do, as, natural/alternative method is remarkably expensive, including high quality nutrients, various treatments, special healthy foods, travel and a number of surprise expenses, none of which are covered by insurance policies – and runs into tens of thousands over the long term (this is a slow but steady process). We are most grateful for your kindness and generosity already received.

We have set up a PayPal button for donations at:

If you prefer, you may send a check to:

John Vennari
2316 Delaware Ave, PMB 325
Buffalo, NY 14216

(Please do not mail to CFN, as it will complicate bookkeeping. Please use the address above)

We have arranged a Tridentine Mass to be celebrated every month for all of our kind benefactors. Thank you.

Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.   

Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

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