LAKEVIEW, NY - When Joe Bergmann first learned that he was sick, his family rallied around him.
What Joe didn't know at the time was that someone in his family would be the key to his recovery.
Joe Bergmann was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and will receive a blood and marrow transplant from his sister at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Joe works for Erie County and does not qualify for long term disability. So as he recovers, his family is planning a benefit for him on October 6, 2013 at the VFW Oakwood Manor in Lakeview.
Channel Two Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke met up with Joe to find out where he gets his courage as faces the future.
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