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JOEY NEEDS A HEART

Meet Joseph Tindall, Joey to his friends and family. Not your average 18-year-old. He graduated from high school, loves playing video games, and is passionate about firefighting. While fulfilling his dream of being a firefighter, he had a heart attack due to Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy (CAV). The only cure is another heart transplant.

Updates (2)

April 18, 2019

Joey’s getting his bike this weekend!!! No more excuses, get out there and RIDE those pounds and emotions AWAY!!!! The Joester had an awesome week. The eating disorder and weight loss program at the University of Pennsylvania ROCKS!!! Thanks Sharon.

April 12, 2019

It’s been quite some time since we’ve updated. Joey has been battling some pretty serious depression, which has led to weight gain and being put on the inactive list. Which is sad but everything happens for a reason, right???

Joey has been seeing a therapist at his transplant facility who has been amazing, he switched Joey’s antidepressants, (which one of the side effects was weight gain) which has given me, my son back (almost). His therapist has also has gotten him into the center for weight and eating disorders at the University of Pennsylvania. Which has been a blessing, his dietitian is an absolute dream. Catering to Joey’s wants and needs. This is our 5th Dietitian and Joey has finally connected with one of them!!! As of now Joey is heading in the right direction. We are trying to get him a bicycle. So he can do a little something. Not being able to do “anything” has really taken a toll on him.
His condition is stable but critical, we are more than hopeful that in the near future he will be back on the active list and transplanted soon.

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Guestbook

April 12, 2019

We love you Joey

Mary & John Sherwood

April 19, 2018

Love you Joey.....

Diane Hoversen-Smith

April 18, 2018

God Bless you and your family.

Eva Busch

April 14, 2018

Praying always for you, Joey!!

Katrina Frydlewicz