Joe from Detroit, Michigan

I'm a dad fighting cancer. I need a computer to help my son with his homework.

Pain from my illness often prevents me from leaving my house. Having a computer at home will allow me to help my son with his schoolwork.


I am a father who has stage 2 throat cancer. I'm raising my youngest son. I enjoy listening to all genres of music. I used to play a trumpet in a band.

My ambition is to beat cancer so I can see my son graduate from high school in 10 years. I also hope to take my son to Disney World one day.

I need a computer to help my son in school. Sometimes my illness prevents me from leaving my house. My pain can sometimes be so severe that I can't move.

Meeting this need will help me because my son will be able to complete his homework for school. By having a computer at home, I can then also help him with completing some of his homework, even when I'm not well or in pain.

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Validated by Paula from Black Family Development (What does this mean?)

I have known Joe for 2 years. He is an amazing person! He loves his son and he is his son's advocate. No matter how he feels, he still will walk his son to school. Joe is a fighter, determined and ambitious.

About Paula

I am a Case Manager at Black Family Develompent. I am responsible for linking clients with resources in the community through the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Promise Neighborhoods' vision is ensure that all children in the Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Neighborhoods have access to excellent… Read more

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