Meet Joseph and his family. Like most 8-year old boys, Joseph enjoys sports, Legos, and all things “boy.” Joseph has become very fond of baseball, and eagerly cheers on his brother Sean’s baseball team from the sidelines.
Although Joseph hasn’t been able to play baseball on a team yet due to his diagnosis of ALL-Leukemia, he steps up the plate every day, inspiring his family with his strength and independence.
After his diagnosis in 2013, “I can do this” has become Joseph’s mantra. Through his courageous attitude and the support of his family, Joseph continues to amaze his loved ones with resiliency in the face of hardship.
Joseph’s family admires how he encourages others, even those much older than himself, who are going through the same treatment. Joseph’s parents have taught him to cling to his faith, especially prayer, when he is scared or anxious. This tough little guy has not only persevered through his diagnosis, he has also impacted others with his contagious spirit along the way.
We are so proud of Joseph and wish him a long, happy and healthy life ahead.
Our deepest gratitude goes to Barbara Palumbo of Barbara Badetti Palumbo for donating her time and talent.