Joey Dralus

On Saturday afternoon, April 25th, 82 year old Joey Dralus became the victim of a hit and run accident. Joey was walking back to his NW Bradenton home when a vehicle struck the right side of his body, throwing him about 10 feet into our driveway. He landed on his back with agonizing pain and confusion as to what just happened. Several neighbors and other random drivers began to flood our driveway to console Joey as he laid in front of our home on the ground.

Today, he is suffering with many injuries and has a long road ahead of him to recovery. Joey has lived in the NW Bradenton area for over 30 years and is very well known and loved within our community. He is oftentimes seen walking the Bradenton area with a bright smile, a joy for life, chatting with neighbors, and greeting many with a peace sign. The Bradenton community is very fond of Joey, as he has become a neighborhood icon over the last 30 years. As you can imagine, we have all been affected and devastated by this accident.

If you would like to support Joey and his family with a donation during this challenging time of recovery, we have set up this page to make contributions. As a community, we’ve all been asking if there’s any way we can help - especially since we all care about Joey’s well being. These funds will help to take care of Joey in any way the family sees fit in terms of making his healing process easier. These are already challenging times for many, and unexpected accidents like this can be financially burdensome.

If you would like to contribute a donation, whether it’s $5 or $100, the Dralus family is so very appreciative of your love and support. The NW Bradenton community has already showered an extreme amount of love and concern for Joey and you are truly beautiful people. Thank you for loving your neighbor as yourself. 

Bronson & Carrie Kibler

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • LETICIA Kuiken  
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Deborah Clark 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Holly Hetherington 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bronson Kibler 
Organizer
Bradenton, FL
Joe Dralus 
Beneficiary
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