LA Bike Marathon - March 2, 2008


Joe continues to see improvements each day he goes to therapy. For more information and the most recent progress updates, see Joes blog at

Joe Guintu

Ivette Flores

Joes spirit and determination remain strong, but the cost of uninsured treatment and recovery-based therapies is staggering. Between car modifications, home living adjustments, uninsured medical equipment, and medical treatment expenses, Joe and his family have incurred over $25,000 of injury-related costs. Additionally, the highly effective recovery program (Project Walk) that Joe attends multiple times a week adds a recurring monthly expense of about $3,000.

A fundraising campaign has been established with the Catastrophic Injury Program of the National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF) for Joes uninsured injury-related expenses. NTAF is a highly regarded nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has been providing fundraising support for over 20 years. All contributions are administered by NTAF exclusively for injury-related expenses and donations are tax-deductible.

All donations made to NTAF may also fall under your company matching donation policy. Please be sure to let them know about your contribution.

To make a donation, please make checks payable to:

NTAF Southwest Catastrophic Injury Fund

Note in memo section: In Honor of Joe Guintu

Send to: NTAF
150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120
Radnor, PA 19087

To make a credit card contribution, call 800-642-8399 or to donate online, CLICK HERE.

Its never easy to ask for help and now is certainly no exception. At a time like this, the assistance of family, friends and the community is crucial to help ensure a positive outcome. Your continued love, support, and prayers will empower Joe in his challenging journey towards recovery.

Date Last Edited: November 14, 2007