Benefit Saturday for Jose Pineda

Jose Pineda

Jose Pineda

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 05:37 PM.

This Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Taylor’s Building Supply in Eastpoint, there will be a benefit for Franklin County seventh grader Jose A. Pineda.

Complete mullet dinners are $7. All donations accepted.

Pineda was diagnosed with scoliosis eight months ago, and it has advanced to the point where he needs surgery. It has affected his lungs, which causes breathing difficulty. Without surgery, his lung could collapse.

Pineda’s family does not have health insurance, and cost of the procedure is around $100,000. The family recently moved to Franklin County, and the parents do not have a stable job. The family is going to Pensacola for treatment, a five hour trip but one of only two places in the state that can address the problem.

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