Epilepsy, Seizures, Childrens Music, Kids Songs, Americana Music
Joey's Song is 501(c)(3) with a mission to raise awareness and money for epilepsy research and program services for children with special needs.
Joey's Song was started in 2010 following the death of 5 year old Joey Gomoll. Joey suffered from a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Dravet's caused persistent seizures which were never able to be controlled through medications leading to severe learning disabilities. While Dravet's robbed Joey of the ability to speak, Joey remained a happy and fun loving child. He was happiest when music was playing, allowing him to hum, drum and sing in his own way. To be present when music was playing meant only one thing, that Joey would soon have you dancing and enjoying the music with him.
Because of Joey's love for music, our foundation uses music as our primary fund raising vehicle. Since Joey's death in 2010, we have produced 5 charity compilation CDs featuring rare and previously unreleased music from nationally known, award winning musicians.