A Greene County sheriff’s deputy’s son is fighting a rare form of cancer.
The sheriff says Correctional Officer Deputy Andrew Benjamin’s son, Joey, is 9. He’s currently at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis where he’ll be treated for 72 weeks.
Sheriff Jim Arnott says several organizations and businesses will be holding fundraisers for the Benjamin family.
More details from Sheriff Arnott:
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to our community during this time of need for one of our own – Correctional Officer Deputy Andrew Benjamin & his family. His 9-year old son Joey (who is a student Willard Central Elementary School) has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer and will require 72-weeks of treatment. Joey is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We are partnering with Greene County Deputy Association, Springfield Police Officers Association & Code 3 Sertoma Club along with several local businesses to raise funds to help offset the cost of expenses for the family. Colton’s Steak House & Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Nakato (Missouri), Touch Restaurant & Houlihan’s Springfield, MO – South will be hosting several events in the next few months to benefit the Benjamin Family.
An account has been established at Bear State Bank where you can donate directly to the “JOEY BENJAMIN BENEFIT FUND”.
If you have any questions or would like to register your event, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 417-829-6393 or the Greene County Deputy Association at greenecountydeputyassociationgmail.com.
There’s an event in Facebook called Superheroes For Joey.