Time with Daddy

In September of 2013, Joey was diagnosed with the most severe form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia; he underwent a bone marrow transplant and other excruciating procedures.  There were many times the doctors told us to call the family in to say goodbye; it is miraculous he is still alive today. Currently, his leukemia is in remission, however, the graft verses host disease is chronic and makes it extremely difficult for him to breathe. What he has is terminal. His lung capacity decreases significantly with even a simple cold. His doctors expressed that his leukemia will outlast his lungs.

Joey's wife, who was by his side originally, has determined she no longer desires to be his wife and has filed for divorce.  Joey is unable to work and is only receiving a small amount of social security disability, and consequently has no money to be fairly represented in this divorce. She is wanting to move away, which will present a financial hardship for Joey to visit, and will remove Joey's children from his daily life. He cannot move to be closer to them since he has to remain within 20 minutes of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. 

Joey's family has helped immensely with his expenses, and continues to do so, but the burden of a large retainer and the associated legal fees, is larger than they can manage. That brings us with great humility, to you, the friends of Joey's family members. Please help us provide legal assistance to Joey so he can continue to be with his boys for as long as he has left.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Maegan Olsen 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 8 mos
  • Carl Hanson 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer

Christie McDermott 
Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
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