We recently found out that Joe Naranjo Jr, aka “Joey” has stage IV liver cancer that has metastasized to his stomach and esophagus. At the age of 37, this is Joey’s second battle against cancer. Joey was only 6 years old when he battled Hodgkin’s disease (lymph node cancer), which was a rare disease among children at that time. After recently being hospitalized at Memorial Hospital in Modesto he was diagnosed with Cancer once again. Once his family was notified they started to look for ways to help him out knowing that he is strong and willing to give it his all to beat this terrible illness once again. He is now in Goodyear, Arizona at the Cancer Center of America where they have given him hope with a treatment plan and another chance to being cured once again. Joey has an outstanding and unique personality. He is a very entertaining human, always laughing to any situation and putting a smile on everyone’s face with his laughter and great sense of humor. He is a 3rd generation ironworker in which he now has 19 years in the trade. He is a very proud, Local 378 Rodbuster Ironworker. While his family has been supporting him and remaining strong, we have also received outpouring love and support from many that know Joey. It has been nothing short of amazing and we know that with the strength of all his family and friends, he’s got this. He is an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother, son and friend. Joey’s family is overwhelmed by the amount of love and support from everyone in such a short amount of time. We know the road ahead will be long and hard, but we will never leave his side. We refuse to let this be the end of Joey’s journey and ask that you help us raise funds to support Joey’s fight. Our current fundraising efforts will cover and supplement travel cost from California to Arizona, food and treatment cost. Every dollar towards our goal gets him closer to be given the best care and effective course of treatment possible. It will also help with lost income due to him leaving work and assist with any financial constraints he may face as he fights this battle. We want to thank you before hand for the outstanding support and love every single person has offered during this early stage of the battle. Together we can fight this off and give Joey another opportunity to give us everything he’s always offered, a shoulder to lean on, a hand to lend and a smile to make us laugh and love life. During this process his wife Diana Pereyda and I will try to update any information to keep all of you informed. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!With lots of love and great appreciation, The Naranjo Family.