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Joe Guintu
HelpHOPELive Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund
An unforeseeable event that occurred on March 12, 2007 profoundly changed our lives. While vacationing in Hawaii, Joe suffered a non-traumatic, but catastrophic spinal cord injury during his first ever surfing lesson that left him paralyzed. Joe experienced back pain, which progressively became unbearable. He was admitted to the hospital and was told that it may take months for him to walk again, if ever at all. This unexpected and life changing event has tested Joe’s character, optimism, and stamina to the full extent. However, with tremendous courage, community support, and rigorous therapies, Joe is moving forward and we are all convinced anything is possible despite remarkable adversity.
Joe Guintu is raising money to pay for the uninsured medical expenses, treatment, and recovery therapies associated with his spinal cord injury. Joe lives in Los Angeles, CA and is being treated at Project Walk in Carlsbad, CA.

Joe has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive Catastrophic Injury Fund in part because HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to his contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses.
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June 5, 2008

Joe, our prayers are with you.

Brian and Kesa, Houston

January 29, 2008

You are one of God's favorite sons. Your spirit keeps those around you lifted. Be Blessed.

Iris Outlaw, South Bend

December 29, 2007

Hey Joe,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. You are such an inspiration to us! It was great meeting you and spending time with you at Jen & Greg's wedding! Hope you are doing well... Keep up the great work!

Brandon and Sarah, Agawam, MA