Jumpin Joey Ponto Benefit

Hello everyone! Many of you already know that I'm organizing a benefit for Joey, as he is going to be having a major surgery coming up. They have met with the surgeon in Philly & were very impressed with him & the facility. Several people who are not close & are unable to attend the benefit, have asked how to send a donation. After much thought, they have allowed me to set up this page, to make it easier for those that would like to help, but are unable to attend the benefit. We have told him be are having a big party just for him! I left the entire story & info regarding the benefit below, in case you did not see my event page. Again, the Ponto's are overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone already. Thank you for all of the support! Joey is one special little boy, which if you have met him, you already know that.

As many of you may know, our Joey has been having a lot of trouble lately with his seizures. Despite many medications & interventions, doctors just cannot seem to get them under control. Joey’s doctors are now recommending that he undergo a very invasive surgery to remove a portion of his brain that is causing the seizures. This is a huge procedure and we are still very unsure of how things will result afterwards. We know it will be a very lengthy and difficult recovery but it is still unclear the deficits that Joey will face. Due to the intricacy of the surgery, it will have to be done at either Strong Children’s Hospital in Rochester or at CHOP in Philadelphia. This is not going to be easy on Joey or his family. Joey’s parents will both be taking a leave of absence from work and his sister’s will be working around their college schedules to be with him as much as possible. Therefore, in light of this situation, We have decided to host a benefit in Joey’s honor to help him and his family out during this difficult time. For those of you who know Joey, you understand that nothing can get him down; he truly is the happiest and most amazing little boy. In Joey’s eyes there is nothing wrong with him- he says quite frequently, he is not special needs, he’s simply "just special." He will get through this and get better, but he does need your help. We hope that you can all attend this event to help celebrate and support this inspiring little boy.
There will be food, DJ Slammin Sam, face painting, cupcake decorating, baskets, prizes and more! We are also selling Jumpin’ Joey Ponto bracelets and t-shirts. From the bottom of their hearts, the Ponto family thanks you all in advance for the support of their little boy. There are truly not enough thank you’s in the world for everything you all do for Joey. He is very lucky to have so many people in his corner that have never stopped fighting for him.
Pre-Sale tickets: Adults $10, Kids $5 (12&under), 5 & under free. Family: $25
Tickets at the door: Adults: $15, Kids: $5 (12&under), Family: $30 Kids: 5 & under free.
  • Bill and Martha Ames 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Susan (Ames) Fuller 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Kim Decker 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Julieann Wilson 
    • $60 
    • 43 mos
  • Debra Fugitt 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carol Salm 
Baldwinsville, NY
Cathy Ponto 
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