Joel Vanderley

My brother-in-law, Joel Vanderley, recently survived a horrific battle with Necrotizing Fasciitis. Much like the many stories on your web site, Joel's survival is nothing short of a miracle. He is now home with his wife (my sister) and their four children as they adjust to the new challenges. I'm attaching a link to "Joel's story" as written by my sister: We would be honored if you can include our family's story on your website. Your foundation is inspirational and plays a vital role in spreading awareness of this widely-misunderstood bacteria. With stacks of hospital bills and needing to renovate their home, their next biggest challenge is a financial one. We are forever humbled by the efforts of their church, who recently set-up a fund to help raise money for the needed renovations to their home. But this journey has just begun.