Joe Johnson is the Shelby County 911 Coordinator and a former Henry County and McMahn firefighter who is battling cancer.
Joe has served his community his entire life, starting as a junior firefighter at a small fire department in Henry County when he was 12 years old. He went on to pursue his career in firefighting at McMahan Fire Department in Louisville, where he served for 27 years. In 2014, he became the Director of 911 Communications for Shelby County. So as you can see, Joe has served the communities of Henry County, Jefferson County, and Shelby County during his lifetime. Now it's time for these communities to give back. Joe was recently diagnosed with Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma, which is a very rare form of soft tissue cancer. He was in and out of hospitals for over a year before he got a diagnosis, and also had two surgeries to remove large tumors, as well as visits to Mayo Clinic. As you can imagine, medical bills are outrageous for all the hospital visits, surgeries, Mayo Clinic visits, and chemotherapy. Joe is a very proud man, but I would like to ask for your show of support and respect for this man who has dedicated his life to serving your community. Thank you for your support. All donations and prayers are appreciated!