Meet Joseph. Joseph was diagnosed with NF at 14 with bilateral acoustic neuromas in the brain that had to be removed.

“I’ve had over 8 other tumors removed from my body most recently a large tumor in the back of my head that required a platinum plate to make up for all they removed. My balance and hearing are both very bad and I live every day with horrible headaches and back pain.”

Joseph’s mom, uncle, and cousins also have NF. Joseph is the primary provider for his 13-year-old daughter. Despite being unable to work due to Covid, Joseph held a fundraiser for Children’s Tumor Foundation and raised $4,000.

B Kind provided Joseph with three months of food assistance to help feed him and his daughter and offset costs of other living expenses.