Benefit for Joe
Organized by: Jay Rodarte
EVENT DATE Jun 28, 2014
Joe Quintana was diagnosed in February 2014 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a cancer of the blood , in which is white blood cells are not doing what they are supposed to be doing, they are over producing and take over red blood cells.
Joe has undergone three sessions of Chemotherapy, and hospitalized for 1-2 weeks at a time, four times. He also has had an outpatient surgery …all on his journey to recovery.
The next step in this battle is Stem Cell Replacement. This is where a donor will supply Joe with Their Stem Cells, he will receive the cells via transplant. The good news is that a donor has been located. He will be admitted to the hospital on June 7th. The process includes more Chemo and Radiation treatments, with an extended stay in the hospital… 4-5 weeks. His battle will continue, best case scenario, for a period of an additional 100 days after transplant. It will be awhile before Joe can return to his normal life.
Medical Bills and expenses are accruing,, so we are putting a Benefit together , we have this scheduled on June 28th: At the Eagles Lodge 8800 Federal Westminster Co . Flyer included.. Please feel free to copy and share. The Benefit will include food, entertainment, raffles, door prize, and a Pool Tournament.