Help JP Connolly

Medical bills mount for Austin Justice Coalition designer

João Paulo de Mello Connolly
João Paulo de Mello Connolly

João Paulo de Mello Connolly, a graphic and web designer for the Austin Justice Coalition, continues recovery this week after an illness sent him to the emergency room, and later the intensive care unit.

Connolly spent time on dialysis, and doctors anticipate a lengthy recuperation period. His family has set up a donation page to help offset some of the medical costs; to date, they’ve raised more than $13,000 of a $50,000 goal. “JP volunteers much of his time and does not have a large income or medical insurance,” reads the page, found here.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Nina Hernandez
City Hires New Fire Chief
City Hires New Fire Chief
Recently retired chief in Atlanta moves west

Nov. 9, 2018

James Baker Receives His Sentence
James Baker Receives His Sentence
Disgraced firefighter gets five years probation, loses EMT and firefighting licenses

Nov. 9, 2018


João Paulo de Mello Connolly, João Paulo de Mello Connolly, Austin Justice Coalition

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle