Thank You from Joey: "You Give Me a Chance to Win"

Every day this week we're featuring stories showing how donations directly improve children's lives. “My doctors and nurses never gave up on me,” Joey says. “That made me never give up. Now I’m winning with my health and on the ball field.” In August 2008, Joey's father took him to the local urgent care because he thought he had a bruised rib after playing with his brother. However, the doctor realized that the 10-year-old may have something else. Within hours, Joey was sent to Children's National, where he was diagnosed with leukemia. Today, Joey is 16 and cancer-free. He is enjoying his junior year of high school and playing baseball. To see how donations make a difference for children, visit

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