Months ago, Oddball welcomed a series of poems dedicated to José “JoeGO” Gouveia, who underwent cancer treatment over the holidays. We hoped to raise awareness of the Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund, an online effort to help offset the cost of his costly and vital surgery.

The original $,5000 goal was met before his surgery on December 30, which was only partially successful. Joe has been in and out of the hospital since and is expected to undergo chemotherapy once he has recovered. The fund has raised it’s goal to 10,000, and is now less than $3,000 away from succeeding.

Fellow poets, friends of JoeGO, please consider sending in more poems for Joe to Oddball Magazine and consider making a donation to the recovery fund. We can get together and accomplish something amazing a second time.