Anyone who is now enduring this disease, has endured it, or has comforted a loved one, knows what a trying time this is. Joseph is sustained now by the love of his family and friends, and his faith in God. Helping him financially can remove a large burden he is carrying. If Joseph has ever showed a kindness to you, or even if you have never met or seen him, consider this helping hand. If you believe that we reap what we sow, this is your chance to sow to Joseph. He has sown to many, and may he now reap from his kindness.
As a migrant worker, Joseph has no health insurance coverage, and is not eligible for government health benefits. Medical bills are piling up from his hospital stay, doctor visits and prescription drugs. It is expected that these costs may increase as he receives needed cancer treatments. If he is able to return to his family this winter, he may need travel money to return to the U.S. for care. Joseph's wife Gloria, who is in Jamaica, earnestly desires to be with him here. In the future, he may not be able to work his usual 12 hours every day. All of this requires money.
In September, Joseph was admitted to Saratoga Hospital with severe back pain. Thinking he had strained his muscles lifting crates of apples, he received the frightening diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer.
Joseph is a native of Jamaica, and for the past 18 years has been working several months each year at Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville. All who know Joseph can testify of his generous nature, his diligent work ethic, and his infectious smile. He has been supporting his extended family in Jamaica since age 14. Now it is time for us to support him.
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THE JOSEPH GARRICKS FUND
PO BOX 74
SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871
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