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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Local man in need of new heart

Zanesville Times Recorder | Kate Snyder

Photo: Shane Flanigan

ZANESVILLE - When Chris Joseph was 25 years old, he had surgery to correct a congenital heart defect, and doctors at the time said there was a 50 percent chance the surgery would work.

For years, it did. But now Chris, son of Dave Joseph, who owned Union Bar in Zanesville, is 49 and anticipating a heart transplant. He's not officially on the transplant list yet, but after he gets insurance approval and some additional testing, he will be. He hasn't been able to work since September.

"It's a chore to empty the dishwasher or put laundry away," he said.

A benefit to raise money for Chris and his family, which includes his wife, Mindy Joseph, and their two children, is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the VFW building, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville. The benefit will feature live music from three local bands — HB7, The Project and Kenny Wayne and Dave Joseph — as well as silent and Chinese auctions and a raffle. Items in the auctions and raffle have been donated by members of the community. Continue reading

 

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