GoFundMe account started for local teen
hospitalized with severe injuries

(Monday - August 30, 2021 - A fund raising effort is underway to assist a local family with health care and associated costs, after a traumatic traffic crash. This effort was organized by the teen's sister, Ms. Hannah Leask.

Teen in Milwaukee Children's Hospital

Joseph Eaton is a 15-year-old who was on his way to his first day back to school on his moped when he was hit by a truck. After an ambulance ride to the local hospital, Joey had two more ambulance rides and was airlifted to the Milwaukee Children's Hospital for further treatment. Currently, Joey is in the ICU with a lot of trauma to his entire body. The family is playing a waiting game and hoping for the best. The recovery time will be extensive, and he and the family have a long road ahead of them filled with months or years of doctor visits and physical therapy. As well as, it will still be a very long time until Joey is able to leave the Milwaukee Children's Hospital since he has more surgeries ahead of him and needs time to stabilize.

Parents and family hoping for the best

Joey is a fun-loving kid who loved to give his family a hard time and keep them on their toes. Joey loved soccer, and he was excited to try out for the Kingsford High School football team this year. Joey loved to spend time with his family and friends, and he especially loved his 3 younger cousins who adored him for always having the patience to play with them. While Joe's injuries inhibit his athletic abilities right now, we hope for him to have a full recovery and be able to do again what he loves.

"Any donations to the family will be greatly appreciated in order to ease the medical bills as much as possible."

To make a donation or to visit the GoFundMe account: