THE JOSEPH GARRICKS FUND


Dear Friends of Joseph,                                                                    

    This past 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.

    As a migrant worker, Joseph has no health insurance coverage, and is not eligible for government health benefits. Joseph's wife Gloria, who is in Jamaica, earnestly desires to be able to visit him here. In the future, it is expected that he will not be able to work his usual 12 hours every day. All of this requires money.

    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.

March, 2015 update: Joseph continues to receive medical treatment for his prostate cancer with treatment and drugs that are not available to him in Jamaica. However, the funds remaining from our efforts in 2013 and 2014 are dwindling, and donations are needed for Joseph's day to day living expenses while he is here in the U.S.

Below is some video from the November 2nd 2013 fundraiser. Thanks to all who attended!


Fund for Joseph from Myriad Productions on Vimeo.





PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO
THE JOSEPH GARRICKS FUND
PO BOX 74
SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871
or
MAKE YOUR DONATION WITH PAYPAL



Call 518-232-9968 for further information
Or send email to: info@fundforjoseph.com