Joe Hammeke Family Support Fund
JOE HAMMEKE, LONG-TIME THRASHER PHOTOGRAPHER AND WRITER, ripping skater (originally from Nebraska) and one of the nicest dudes you could ever meet is suffering from serious medical issues and he and his family could use our help. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last week, and just after starting chemotherapy suffered a heart attack—likely linked to his cancer treatment. Joe has always supported skaters and the community over the years, including mentoring up-and-comers and passing on his encyclopedic knowledge of skating, all the while cracking jokes and taking runs. He has also shot some legendary photos over the years. If you are able, please donate to help him and his family. This is going to be a long haul, and they could use the help. We are all pulling for you, Hambone, and we are sending you, Jessica, Ansel and Taliesin all of our strongest healing vibes. —Wez Lundry
Support the family's GoFundMe here.
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