Saturday, November 7, 2009

Teeth for Joey

A good friend of mine in the cloth diaper community has a young brother named Joey who could use our help.

Here is a word from his big sister Bonnie:
"Joey just turned 13 in May. He was hit while crossing the street on his dirt bike. The young girl that hit him was doing 45 miles an hour in a 30 mph zone, ran a stop sign and was driving on the wrong side of the road. Since Florida is a no fault state, and Joey was not 16, and obviously didn't have a driver's license, the girl that hit him is getting off scott-free. She's not recieving so much as a ticket for any of the moving violations.

From being hit, Joey is lucky to be alive. The only thing that saved his life is his helmet. The injuries from the accident are brutal. He has a broken arm, both legs are broken, his hips are broken in 8 different places, and most of his top teeth are missing on the left side of his mouth. My mom doesn't have dental insurance to cover the cost of him getting new teeth. Medicaid is paying his medical bills from the accident, and for one cleaning on the teeth he has left.

He loves being outside and he's so upset that he can't just get up and go outside and play. He's always been a pretty active kid.

The donation to the church that is doing the fundraiser will be matching dollar for dollar what comes to them to help fix Joey's teeth, and they'll be doing the fundraiser until all his teeth are fixed."

This is a recent photo of Joey:
From Stuff

It sucks that this kid has to suffer so much. What 13 year old doesn't like to chow down? Joey's missing half his teeth, which aside from being embarrassing, makes it difficult to eat like he used to, not to mention all his OTHER horrific injuries.

If you would like to make a donation, you can send it to:

Melbourne Community Church

4940 Stack Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Lets help Joey get some new chompers!

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