Cancer man launches food truck in Cincinnati to fulfill an ultimate wish

Cincinnati (WXIX) – A Butler County man with stage 3 colon cancer started a food truck to fulfill his last wish.

“I had the best breakfast in town, and that’s the bottom line,” says Joseph Bonanno.

His food truck, Y Not Cafe, is west of the city on Millville Avenue and 27 Ohio in Millville.

But bonannos breakfast burritos aren’t the only diners in line.

With every purchase, the community he serves helps him fulfill his last wish. Along the Ohio River we are on a long boat through the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bonanno recently learned that he has end-stage 3 colon cancer.

“I made up my mind. In two or three years, I’ll have been traveling for the rest of my life, but I just want to travel again, ”says Bonanno.

The community around him helps make this happen.

When FOX19 NOW arrived at his food truck on Thursday, he had already run out of groceries.

Bonanno said he still couldn’t believe the support.

“I just hit my arm. It is great. Today someone came and didn’t buy anything and put money in a tip jar. I don’t know what to say. It’s overwhelming. “

NS GoFundMe page It’s also discontinued.

So far, $ 475 has been raised toward its $ 8,000 goal.

Bonanno says the hardest part of his journey is knowing that he will leave his daughter and family behind. He moved to Hamilton, Butler County to spend his final year with them.

But after relying on medical marijuana and CBD and living with cancer without chemotherapy for the past seven years, Bonanno says they’ve all learned to accept it.

“I get up every day, get sick and injured and come to a place that I no longer want.”

Now he is regaining his life and focusing on what he can control. “This is my last shot. This is my last adventure. “

It brings him peace and allows his family to experience him to the fullest in his final days.

“Everything’s cool because my dad went on a trip and he’s where he should be, so I want you to remember me.”

Bonanno plans to go on a trip in February that is expected to take four to five months.

His food truck is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Next to Old Mill Country Gifts at 800 Walnut Street.

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