Jumping Obstacles, Enjoying Youth!

J.O.E.Y. Foundation logoJ.O.E.Y. Foundation is an organization formed in honor of Joey Bertetto, a local boy who has courageously fought a battle with spina bifida since birth, and continues to inspire children and adults alike by facing the challenges of everyday life with a smile on his face.  The Foundation aims to raise awareness to all forms of spina bifida and bring that awareness to a local level, as well as assist families in finding proper care and support groups to help them with their daily lives.  Eventually we would like to aid in medical research, help families of children with spina bifida with medical bills, and grant everyday wishes for their children.


JOEY The Fighter


JOEY's Story

Joseph David Bertetto was born on June 20, 2002.  By all accounts he was a healthy baby boy.  The very next day, a bump was noticed on his lower back directly above his butt.  His parents were sent to get an ultrasound, and the doctors  determined that Joey had Lypomeningocele, a form of Spina Bifida.  They were sent to Children's Hospital in St. Louis where they met...(more)

J.O.E.Y. Bracelets!
Purchase your own J.O.E.Y. bracelet today, and help the Foundation grow and help others!  We are getting these into several local stores and other locations so that EVERYONE has the chance to join the fight with Joey!  They come in adult and youth sizes, cost $3 apiece, and 100% of the proceeds go back into the J.O.E.Y. Foundation to move our cause forward.  Pick yours up today, and thank you for your generosity!

 J.O.E.Y. Tee-Shirts!

Tee shirts have been a huge hit!  We have more on order, and the supply will be full in time for our next event.  S-XL are $18, and 2XL-3XL are $20. Unfortunately the shirt does not come in youth sizes, but the adult small seems to fit a lot of small kids :) 

We will also soon be offering a new design, so keep in touch and order yours today!

Joey's Fight

Read about Joey's fight from the beginning.

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Info and Research

Learn more about spina bifida, and get updated on current research.

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Help and support

Links and info about support groups and facilities specializing in spina bifida care. 

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