Help Love Joey Spampinato through cancer treatment.

For: Joey Spampinato
Harwich, MA
Organizer: Sarah Burrill
$100,792
of $50,000 goal
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Raised by 944 donors

The Story

Letter from Kami Lyle.

Dear Everyone,

Yes, this is happening…to the cutest, kindest, sweetest man to ever walk the earth, Joey Spampinato. 

Now that he and I have had a month to sort of accept it, I guess it's finally time to let everyone know. So I write this letter to all of our wonderful friends, our amazing fans, and our dear family.
      Thank you, so much, for loving Joey. My husband, best friend, and the greatest singer songwriter/bass player on the planet.
    Joey has been diagnosed with cancer. It's not stage four. We are grateful for that. As it stands, we are on a 12-month treatment plan. Joey begins 24 hour chemotherapy in a few days. For about 6 weeks. He will also receive radiation every weekday for 6 weeks. After a break to recover and regain some strength, he will have surgery. After he recovers from surgery they will do more tests. Then, if everything goes as planned, the last half of the year will be six more months of chemo.
       We are hanging on tight and staying positive, cherishing every second together, and with the people we love. Please know that all of his doctors, nurses, surgeons... all the people around us, have been incredible. If you're going to basically go to the hospital every day, we highly recommend Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis and Beth Israel in Boston. They've been SO great to him. The people helping us get through this have been AMAZING. We are in such good hands. And we continue to have hope. He is braver than you could ever imagine. And just as sweet as ever.
       So that's the news. I will try to keep posting updates here. Obviously, as musicians, we have no earthly idea how to pay for the year that lies ahead. If you are able to help even a little, that would be wonderful and we would of course appreciate it. Greatly. Most of all, please send him healing energy, good thoughts, and prayers for a VERY successful surgery.
      And feel free to write him notes! This is a great place for people to keep in touch! To just say hi to him, or send words of encouragement. I will share your notes with him every day. It's going to be a very long year. Please wish us luck.
MUCH love to all of you,
Kami Lyle

PS to each and every one of you, please remember this…

Whatever test or doctor visit you are afraid to go to, or have been putting off, GO. DO IT. NOW. It would make us so happy if even one person who reads this decides to do that, or encourages someone else to. Maybe they can avoid the month we've just been through and the year that's now in front of us.

Thank you. Be well. Keep in touch. Love, Kami and Joey



Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 18, 2016

Posted on March 18, 2016

From Kami Lyle
Dear Team Joey,
Hi Everyone. Around the world and back home on Cape Cod. 
We love and miss you all. So much. We are STILL here in the hospital in Boston. (Today marks three weeks.)      
They have decided to do another surgery this afternoon. They could be taking him anytime now, but after that, HOPEFULLY we should be all done, he will heal quickly and we will be coming home soon. Still have six months of chemo after that, but at least we'll be HOME. We are so so so looking forward to that. We just wanted to let you know what is happening and also to say thank you again for all of your love and support, and that if you have a minute, any and all prayers for Joey this afternoon are very welcome and very much appreciated. Your prayers and good thoughts have been MAGIC. Lastly, and most of all, I can't even tell you how much he enjoys when I read him all of your wonderful notes and letters. (here and on Facebook) It is like a blanket of comfort and love wrapped around him, and he smiles that wonderful Joey smile. You have been such a huge part of getting him through all of this. I should go cause I think we're leaving soon. Thank you eternally. 
Love,
Kami and Joey

Posted on December 15, 2015

Posted on December 15, 2015

Hi From Kami - How beautiful is this picture. (Joey with Certificate) He is being so brave. And so sweet. This first step was a lot of work and a big accomplishment. To all of you, I THANK YOU every day for your love and prayers. To Joey, Baby, I am SO proud of you. 
"The Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center presents this Certificate of Completion to Joey Spampinato for completing his course of Radiation Therapy with high honors and good spirits. We, your radiation
team congratulate you! Take care!"
#joeyspampinatorocks
#capecodhospitalcancercenteriswonderful
#bellsareringingheartsaresinging
#merrychristmastoall

Posted on November 27, 2015

Posted on November 27, 2015

November 27, 1:00 am
From Kami and Joey -
Dear Everyone,
We hope all of you are enjoying the warmth and beauty of this Thanksgiving. And that you all know how much we appreciate the incredible love and support you have given us.
Joey is good. Week four of chemo/radiation started this week. He's more tired than before, but he's giving it his New York best. And he's determined to not let it get his spirits down. He rallied this morning and we were able to be with family and friends for part of the day, and that was truly wonderful.
We just want to say thank you again. Your prayers and good thoughts mean so much to us, you could never know. Thank you so very very much.
Love and joy to each of you,
Kami and Joey

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