The Joe Monti Medical Bills Fund

$11,205 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 203 people in 37 months
This fund was created to help cover the deductibles and medical costs not covered by insurance.  

Joe's knee has the tibia broken/split behind the kneecap and may require surgery. A break like this is most complicated because it's in the area of the leg that will determine how he's able to walk in the future. It'll require much therapy and 6 to 8 weeks initially to heal and if there's surgery even longer.

Since the bulk of his living has been from physical comedy magic , which requires full body movement, an injury like this could determine if he can continue with his specialty for future work.

A Note about the Organizer

GoFundMe by default assumes that the organizer receives donations. However, this account was created such that the only withdrawal can be initiated by Joe Monti. He is the only one with administrative withdrawal rights. As for Mr. Mayfield, he is a California Licensed Professional Fiduciary. He volunteered his time to get this fund rolling.
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A request was made to show y'all Joe's battle to get back to performing. Imagine Joe trying to perform these routines right now or even without the cast...nearly impossible. I think it's time to reset (or increase) the goal. Think you can share with your friends the need for Joe's magical talents to return quickly?
Help Joe bring magic back to our lives!
Joe to replace head with leg perhaps???
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Joe wanted me to share this video update with you and continue to thank your generosity!
Why Did Joe Monti Cross the Street?
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We made it! Just over $10,000 for Joe Monti.

I know there are other charities and needs out there, some asking for more than $10,000. The need is great for so many but Joe's struggle isn't over. For example. he cannot work for at least a year, possibly two and his out of pocket deductible is $6,000!

If you happen upon extra funds or a larger-than-expected tax refund, consider sharing a portion with our friend and magical contributor.

Note that while the driver was insured, she lives modestly so vehicle insurance may not be an option to help Joe.

Of course, Joe is very, very, very grateful for what you have contributed and posted.

My hat off to you all!

Eric Mayfield
AMA Member since 1998
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Seven days ago I ask for a "prime" number as an additional donation -- hence, if you received a "not prime but just in time" thank you it was for that reason -- but now we have received a huge donation and that number has changed. If each one of you can see your way to make a contribution of just seven ($7.00) more we will reach our goal of $10,000.00.

My hat off to each and every one of you, whether you gave $5 or $1,000, or just sending green, healing energy. It all helps!

Thank you in advance!
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$11,205 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 203 people in 37 months
Created February 23, 2016
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Paul Mykietyn
22 months ago

Hope your recovery is going well Joe. I was surprised to see this and happy to help, as you have been kind to me years back. Paul M

Bryson Lang
32 months ago

Heal fast, Joe, and try to find the humor in the day to day details of recovery if you can. The medical world is a treasure trove of contradictions, awkward moments, bizarre bureaucracy and it is a playground for the inappropriate. Like church, it is a serious place where you just want to laugh out loud sometimes. It might be worth writing about in the future. All the best.

Jim Witoszynski
32 months ago

Just keep getting healthier.

Bobby Torkova
32 months ago

All the best to you Joe for a speedy recovery.

Fred King
35 months ago

Heard about your accident on Scott Wells' Magic Word podcast. Wish you a full and speedy recovery!

35 months ago
Richard Hatch
35 months ago

Joe, I only just now learned of this! Get well soon, buddy!

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