Joe also has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. He'll be having a biopsy soon and chemotherapy afterwards, but it's obviously a very tough time for him. There are also going to be a lot of expenses right now as well and we want to help.
The United Cardinal Bloggers, a group that Joe's been a part of for most of a decade, wanted to show Joe he was a valued part of our community and, as such, we're setting up this GoFundMe to help him with whatever expenses come his way. We may not be able to pay a large amount, but every little bit shows love, compassion, and honor to someone we've come to know.
In 2011, down to their final strike in Game 6 of the World Series, David Freese kept the Cardinals alive by tripling in the tying runs and then, two innings later, hitting the winning home run. We believe Joe has a little David Freese magic in him and so we are going to bat for Joe!