Help Joey's Family

On September 30th 2022, seventeen-year-old Joey Henderson went to work at May’s Greenhouse in Bloomington Indiana. Shortly after arriving at work there was a terrible multi-vehicle accident on Old State Road 37 next to the greenhouse. This accident resulted in a dump truck swerving off the road and running over Joey, who was on a John Deer gator. The impact was so forceful that it pushed Joey and the gator through a building wall, pinning him under the dump truck.

Joey’s injuries are numerous. He has a broken back, several broken ribs, collapsed lung, a perforated bladder, kidney damage, liver damage, broken bones in his leg and foot, a shattered pelvis and his spleen has had to be completely removed. Joey has had three surgeries, and there will be at least three more to come.

My name is Michelle Clendening and I am Joey's mother. Since this tragedy, Joey's father and I have been living every moment one-minute to the next. Much of this has been touch and go. Joey is a fighter and has overcome so much, but there is still a long road ahead and He is still not out of the woods yet. As such, Joey is all that we can think about right now as we stay by his side. All our time is spent in the hospital, either with Joey or waiting through his many-hours-long surgeries.

This means, that Joey's father and I are out on FMLA and will be for a long time so that we can be with and focus on our son. We are asking for help to make sure that we can focus on Joey without worrying about how we are going to keep a home for him, or provide for necessities that he will need in the meantime.
Funds raised will be used to cover the following:
  • Travel Expenses & Hotel (To & From Hospital)
  • Meals
  • Insurance Premiums (While on FMLA)
  • Mortgage & Utilities
  • Wheel-Chair accessible vehicle
  • Home Accessibility (Ramp, Door widening, etc.)
  • Any other necessities that are needed in the meantime.

We are truly humbled by the love and support that we've received. Words cannot express the peace of mind that this has brought to our family.

Thank you so much for your support.


Michelle Clendening
Bloomington, IN

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