Former Princeton and NKU football player facing a medical crisis

Phyllis Lee shares a heartbreaking story of her 29-year-old son Johnathan. He once had dreams of playing in the NFL. He played football at Princeton High School and got injured while attending Northern Kentucky Now, with every moment his life hangs in the balance.Last winter Lee was diagnosed with leukemia. Then in July he needed a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, after appearing successful it failed in September. He is now on a ventilator, even his doctors don’t know what caused so much damage to his lungs so quickly.“At this point he’s fighting for his life,” Phyllis Lee said.Friends and family held a fundraiser at to help with the mounting medical bills. They’ve also started a GoFundMe Page.Gary Washington, Johnathan Lee’s older brother, said this is an example of why people should not take life for granted. He said his brother was healthy one day and not helpless today.They have signed printed that say #Jonathan Strong. Phyllis Lee she has a circle of friends and family full of strong faith that her son will pull through this even though there are more questions than answers.“I thank God for giving him another day to fight,” Phyllis Lees said.You can click here to visit the GoFundMe page.

Phyllis Lee shares a heartbreaking story of her 29-year-old son Johnathan.

He once had dreams of playing in the NFL. He played football at Princeton High School and got injured while attending Northern Kentucky Now, with every moment his life hangs in the balance.

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Last winter Lee was diagnosed with leukemia. Then in July he needed a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, after appearing successful it failed in September. He is now on a ventilator, even his doctors don’t know what caused so much damage to his lungs so quickly.

“At this point he’s fighting for his life,” Phyllis Lee said.

Friends and family held a fundraiser at to help with the mounting medical bills. They’ve also started a GoFundMe Page.

Gary Washington, Johnathan Lee’s older brother, said this is an example of why people should not take life for granted. He said his brother was healthy one day and not helpless today.

They have signed printed that say #Jonathan Strong. Phyllis Lee she has a circle of friends and family full of strong faith that her son will pull through this even though there are more questions than answers.

“I thank God for giving him another day to fight,” Phyllis Lees said.

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