For more than 40 years, Frank’s Pizza has served the Mt. Olive area, but now its owner, Giuseppe Penza, needs help and the community is responding.

On June 15, Giuseppe suffered serious injuries in an accident, and I mean serious. According to the GoFundMe page set up for him:

He suffered severe spinal injuries, a broken / shattered hip, and a shattered shoulder, (to name a few) all of which will need to be reconstructed. He will have a very long road to recovery providing an uncertain future with the possibility that his injuries can limit the way in which he can return to his business.

His injuries were so severe that he had to be airlifted to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Franks Pizza via Facebook
Franks Pizza via Facebook

To compound the circumstances, Giuseppe’s father-in-law passed away unexpectedly, and now Giuseppe is facing a long road back to health.

“The family business continues to run without two of its most important patriarchs, one of whom is now in heaven and the other in the hospital.”

The GoFundMe fundraiser was set up to help his family;

“On behalf of the Penza family, we are asking our community to support them in a time of need due to a severe car accident causing a loss of income and growing medical expenses”.

The fundraising goal is $100,000 and, as of Sunday, they had taken in $19,000. The fundraiser has only been up for a few days, and medical bills can be daunting; the GoFundMe page is here.

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