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This fundraiser ended on 02/22/12

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The family & friends of Joseph "Joey" Harrison are uniting to raise money to help his wife and children. Thank you for joining with us!

Joseph "Joey" Harrison was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer on May 12, 2011. Joey was a courageous fighter to the end, but, sadly, he passed away on December 27, 2011. This fund has been set-up to help his wife and three children through the difficult times ahead.

Your contribution will provide a strong foundation for Joey's family in the coming year.

Joey was a professional, commercial and residential painter. While he enjoyed his work and the opportunities it gave him to be outdoors, he did not have a benefits or insurance policy through an employer. Sadly, his cancer was not found until it was already in a very advanced stage, and after his diagnosis he was no longer able to acquire a life insurance privately.

His wife is a manager at Target and is very thankful for the support they have given her this year - holding a job for her while she has been on unpaid leave to care for Joey and her children.

Joey and Lavinia were married for more than 20 years and have three children - Jacob (19), Joshua (18) and Grace (14).

Joey was a life-long musician, whose favorite instrument was the bass guitar. Most recently, he performed with Tribe Zion and Betsy Badwater and The Hillbilly Chrome. He was also an avid surfer and fisherman, and loved the time he spent in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Your help in providing financial support for Joey's wife and children at this time will be forever remembered and appreciated. Thank you!
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