The Joe Monti Medical Bills Fund
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.
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!
AMA Member since 1998
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!