More than 30 years after their son’s death, the family of Joey O’Donnell is making sure his memory stays alive through the foundation they founded in his name. O’Donnell was 12 when he died from cystic fibrosis — a progressive, congenital lung disease for which his family hopes to find a cure.
Over the past three decades, The Joey Fund has raised tens of millions of dollars to help patients and fund research for treatments.
Joey’s father, Joe O’Donnell, and his sisters, Casey and Kate, joined Jim Braude to discuss the foundation’s work, their progress and the upcoming 33rd annual Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere in Natick.