ELMWOOD PARK. N.J. – The community is rallying around an Elmwood Park husband, father and grandfather with stage 4 esophageal cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.
Joe Russo, who has three sons in college and a young grandson, learned of his diagnosis just weeks ago, but has had cancer for several years without knowing it, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his wife’s friend, Denise Metzner-Tullo.
“His insurance does not cover medical bills. And on top of that he is the family’s sole source of income,” states the page, adding that Russo’s wife is disabled.
The campaign had garnered nearly $2,000 by Thursday evening.