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Joseph Morales is the son of Maggie Lamberty- Hayes and John Hayes. His brothers are Justin and Matthew Hayes.

On January 25th, 2012 Joe Morales was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. Myeloma is a cancer that starts in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. It's the most common type of plasma cell cancer. this cancer is one of the rear cancers. this cancer is only 1% of all cancer patients.

Due to this cancer it caused Joseph to endure a fracture that has left him out of work. He is a bus operator,for the MTA. The MTA will not be paying him for sick leave because he is a NEW HIRE. So he will be on a UNPAID SICK LEAVE. The cancer has also affected his kidney function. Joe is currently unable to work at this time. Due to the fracture and the aggressive treatment he will be receiving to help battle the Multiple Myeloma.He will be undergoing very aggressive chemotherapy and either under go a stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant depending on his response to his chemotherapy.

ABOUT JOE MORALES:
Joe Morales is a 29 year old male. He is a very hard worker and an overall good guy. He is engaged to Jennie Baez and a stepfather to Anastasia Wilson. Joe Morales is ACTIVELY ENROLLED IN THE US ARMY RESERVES. He is a Military Police. Joe has went over seas and helped in the recovery and relief in Haiti due to the earthquake that occured in 2010. Joe's fiance Jennie Baez is a Veteran that served a 12 month tour in Iraq in the current war; Operation Iraqi Freedom. She too is a ACTIVE ARMY RESERVIST, who is due to deploy to Afghanistan in November of 2012.

We can't change this disease, but we can change how they fight it! Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Joe's name and send to: Joseph Morales, 156-47 77th Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414.

Direct PAYPAL PAYMENTS can be sent to this email address:joemoral121182@aol.com

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: Melissa J. Naprawa 347.804.3814 / 718.880.1244 / Melissanaprawa@aol.com
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