JJ Hanson has recently been diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma, a primary brain tumor which is the most aggressive type of tumor. He and his family have only asked for our thoughts and prayers but we can support them with so much more.
Immediately upon hearing the news, in true JJ form, he stayed strong for his family and coined the phrase #canthurtsteel. JJ remains upbeat and positive and has vowed to fight this disease every day.
For those of you who don’t know him, JJ has dedicated most of his life to public service. He served as a legislative intern to the Sullivan County Legislature in the early 2000s, is a combat decorated Marine who served this country in Iraq, worked in the NYS Governor’s office upon leaving the military and most recently, before re-locating to Florida at the end of 2013 worked in Ulster County Government. In his spare time he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club. He has been an amazing friend to may, always will to help others in their time of need. His family has also selflessly given to our community and helped many others when they needed it most.
JJ is a model American, husband, father and friend. He has a 1 year old son who is simply his pride and joy. He risked his life to protect us and has served us proudly. Now it’s time for us to help him.
Events are being put together to help support JJ and his family, #teamhanson. Please feel free to post information about them in the Campaign Wall section of the page along with your encouraging thoughts and prayers for JJ and his family. If you cannot attend an event or simply wish to give a donation, please donate here or at: http://www.tfund.com/JamesHanson