Help Joe Bride pay for a post-cancer prosthetic leg!

For: Joe Bride
Del Mar, CA
Organizer: Dwight Worden
Help Joe Bride pay for a post-cancer prosthetic leg! (Joe Bride)
of $25,000 goal
96% Complete
Raised by 157 donors

The Story

Joe Bride has worked for the City of Del Mar's Public Works Dept for 6+ years as the Deputy Director (now Acting Director with Eric's recent departure). Recently, doctors found cancer that required immediate amputation of Joe's left leg, just above the knee. Joe needs a prosthetic leg, and insurance will cover some, but not all of those costs. So we are crowdfunding for the expenses not covered by insurance.

Joe's job is physically demanding - he is often out in the field, inspecting pipes, pump stations and reservoirs, evaluating problems, overseeing construction projects, and much more - so he needs a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg with microprocessors to give him the best possible functionality. Joe also works closely with Del Mar's Parks and Recreation Committee and Traffic and Parking Committee. Those of us who have worked with Joe know him to be extremely dedicated to Del Mar and the Public Works mission. Indeed, his goal is to complete his career with Del Mar.

Joe's insurance will cover some but not all of the costs associated with his prosthetic leg. We anticipate his out-of-pocket costs will be a minimum of $25,000 -- possibly a lot more, depending on what insurance will cover. So we've set $25,000 as our goal, and will increase the goal if required, once Joe knows what the insurance company will pay. Joe and his wife, Christine, have been married for 24 years and have two daughters (one in high school, one in college).

We're impressed with Joe's positive attitude about moving forward with his goals and continuing to serve the City of Del Mar at the same high level of service he has already demonstrated, despite this setback. We hope you'll join us in making sure that Joe gets the prosthetic leg he needs to do that.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 12, 2017


Posted on December 12, 2017

THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL THE MANY DONORS, WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $25,000! Whether you contributed by check or online, you made it happen!  Joe and his family are tremendously grateful at the outpouring of support Joe has received. Here  is a picture of Joe at the new Del Mar roundabout, sporting his new "state of the art" prosthetic leg which your donations helped make possible.


Posted on October 25, 2017

Posted on October 25, 2017

Friends and supporters of Joe Bride:

Wow--we did it! Thanks to all those who contributed so generously, we reached our fund raising goal to help Joe afford a state of the art leg prosthesis. I'm planning to close down this fundraising effort at the end of this week (Saturday October 28, 2017), so anyone wanting to make a last minute contribution, please do so before then.

Best, and big thanks, to all,
Dwight Worden

Posted on July 26, 2017

Posted on July 26, 2017

Friends and supporters:
I am pleased to report that, counting some private checks that were donated outside this website, we have passed the $20,000 mark! Your generosity and support for Joe is truly overwhelming.  


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