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John Posa ’89 in a Fight for His Life

John Posa

Concerned about the health of their brother John Posa ’89, Ann Posa ’83 and her other siblings have been spreading the word about his grave condition with the hope of raising funds to cover his medical care.

In fall 2016, doctors diagnosed John with pulmonary fibrosis, a disease marked by scarring in the lungs, and said he would need a double lung transplant to survive, Ann said. In January, the Posa siblings started a crowdfunding campaign on the YouCaring website to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses associated with transplant procedures.

For more information, go to the campaign web page: “ John Posa in a Battle for His Life.”

Donations may also be made by check. Checks should be made payable to the John Posa Medical Fund and can be deposited at any S&T Bank or can be mailed to John Posa, c/o Ann Posa, 198 Jacksonville Road, Homer City, PA 15748.

About John Posa

After he graduated from IUP with a degree in computer science and applied mathematics, John worked in computer engineering in North Carolina at E. I. DuPont de Nemours and in the Silicon Valley. In 2002, he moved back to North Carolina and started a new career teaching math and, later, computer engineering. John earned his MA in educational media and instructional technology in 2011 from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and returned to the private sector to work in information security services. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married more than 20 years and have a teenage daughter, Jessica.