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Firefighters For Joe

Organized by: Natalie Taylor

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THE STORY:

The Fire Service is an honorable calling, founded on mutual respect and trust between firefighters. As firefighters, we Serve our community selflessly, risking all for nothing in return, all in the name of Service. Amongst many skills necessary to perform our job, fighting fires leads our mission of Service. But, increasingly more, our fellow Firefighter Brothers and Sisters have been forced to take on an additional fight- cancer.

Firefighter Brother Joe Johnson has been called upon to take on this fight. With 27 years as a career firefighter and dedicated public Servant at McMahan Fire Department in Louisville, Kentucky, Joe took a position as the Director of 911 Communications for Shelby County, Kentucky in 2014. But soon, Joe’s health began to decline. After much searching for an answer, Joe was diagnosed with a very rare form of soft tissue cancer, Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma. This cancer occurs from exposure to certain types of chemicals, the very same chemicals firefighters face during specific types of fires.

Brother Joe has put on a courageous fight, battling this cancer with many visits to the hospital, two surgeries to remove large tumors, chemotherapy, and visits to the Mayo Clinic. But, just a few days ago, the doctor informed Joe that the cancer had spread beyond treatment. After a couple days at the hospital, Joe has decided to be home, surrounded by family. There he will rest- receiving prayers, love, and support until he is called to Serve in an even higher capacity. Meanwhile, Joe continues to exhibit the same bravery and values that we love and respect in our Firefighter Brother.

The Fire Service is a Family. While we take care of our community in times of difficulty, we must also take care of each other in those same times. Please wrap your arms around the Joe Johnson Family with prayers, support, and if able, a small monetary donation to ease the financial burdens caused by this fight.

On behalf of the Joe Johnson family, I thank you for your support during this most difficult and precious time.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,150

 

11% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Sean and Natalie Taylor

    $100

  • Tom Arnold

    $50

  • David Howser

    $50

  • Larry and Tammy Heck

    $100

  • Ron and Shawn Wilder

    $100

  • Mark and Sandy Marshall

     

  • Chris Hayes

     

  • Rick & Karen Albers

    $250

  • Dave Goldsmith

    $100

  • David Cole

    $100

  • Pat and Andrea Walsh

    $100

  • Lee Look

     

  • Skip Zink

     

  • Bruce Broecker

     

  • John Fekete

     

  • Conan and Casey Stamenkovic

     

  • Emily Kaskie

     

  • Rick Tonini

    $100

  • Zoneton Firefighter's Fund

    $500

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Organized by

Natalie Taylor

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Zoneton Firefighter's Fund

Zoneton Firefighter's Fund

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Rick Tonini

Rick Tonini

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Emily Kaskie

Emily Kaskie

1 year ago

Conan and Casey Stamenkovic

Conan and Casey Stamenkovic

1 year ago

John Fekete

John Fekete

Praying for you Joe. 1 year ago

Bruce Broecker

Bruce Broecker

1 year ago

Skip Zink

Skip Zink

1 year ago

Lee Look

Lee Look

1 year ago

Pat and Andrea Walsh

Pat and Andrea Walsh

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

David Cole

David Cole

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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