Friends and family members of Bobby Joe Hanson are encouraging Lower Valley residents to help him meet his medical expenses.
Hanson underwent a liver transplant at the Seattle University medical facility in late June. As a result, he is now out of work and medical bills are stacking up.
Donation cans have been set out at different businesses in Sunnyside and Grandview to accomodate those who want to help him meet his medical expenses.
Hanson was raised in Sunnyside, but now resides in Prosser with his wife, Stacy. He is employed as a truck driver. It is anticipated that he will be out of work for six months, recuperating from the surgery.