Joey's family needs your help!
Meet the Dugary family. Mom Justine, dad Joe and their fierce fighter Joey.
Joey is the happiest 1 year old, and such a bright light in the lives of so many. Joey loves his Mommy and Daddy, eating everything he can get his hands on, climbing, and exploring around the house.
Joey’s mom, Justine, is a teacher - though currently taking time away from the classroom to raise and care for Joey. The family is grateful that Justine was able to spend so much time with Joey this past year as she was able to pick up on small signs that something wasn’t quite right before Joey exhibited any severe symptoms. Dad, Joe, is a financial advisor. They live in Haddon Heights, NJ.
Weeks before his first birthday, Joey’s family received devastating news. An MRI revealed a brain tumor. Joey had brain surgery to remove the tumor, and one week later it was confirmed that he had cancer and would be needing further treatment.
Joey has already been through so much, but his fight is just beginning. Over the next 6-9 months Joey will be going through an intense chemotherapy protocol and stem cell transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Joey and his family will be staying at the hospital for treatment for 2-3 weeks (+ inevitable emergency visits) each month during his treatment. He will continue to have MRIs for many years to ensure that the cancer doesn’t come back. There are several long term side effects of chemotherapy at such a young age, but Joey’s family is committed to doing everything that they can to fight and BEAT this disease and continue to support Joey through whatever challenges lie ahead.
As you can imagine the next year is going to be challenging and unpredictable for this beautiful family so any donation is appreciated!
If you'd prefer to send a check for the Dugary family please send to:
c/o: Joey Strong
P.O. Box 4064
Middletown, NJ 07748
Thank you for helping! Please consider sharing Joey's story with your own friends and family, they could use all of the help that they can get.
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