“Our ultimate goal is to make life easier for those suffering with epilepsy. This is what Josh would want us to do”.
Sandi, Nicole and Bruce
“He (Josh) touched many people throughout his life, as evident by his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pittsburgh and the local soup kitchen”
“……if you have a seizure you are required (under Florida law) to prove that you have been seizure-free for a period of six months before you can drive again. We had to hire a personal driver for Josh for six months and it was quite costly”
“Who do I tell about my epilepsy? Who can I trust?”
“I need to tell people so they know. I need to trust people again”
“You open your hand, and provide for all the living”
Josh’s epitaph Basis for “JoshProvides
“I am so touched of how my brother’s fund has evolved because of committed friends and family. This fund has opened many doors and its nice to see people helping each other in a big way, especially in honor of such an incredible young man like my brother, Josh! I truly miss him and am grateful for all of the great things this fund provides”
Nicole Josh's Sister
“Like Nicole, I am also very excited on how far this fund has evolved and how committed so many people are to its success. Josh was an incredible individual and had such a positive impact on so many people. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Josh…I miss him more than I can possibly express in words…I am thankful I can be a part of all of this in Josh’s memory”
James R. Rasilem, Jr. Josh’s friend
“I have been honored to help start Josh Provides. In my nearly 45 years in health care, I have seen how families and patients benefit from a kind, helping hand with some of the expenses that get overlooked or are not covered by insurance. Making lives “less of a struggle” for patients coping with epilepsy is such a wonderful and needed benefit. That is what I see in Josh Provides, a true desire and passion to improve daily lives for these families.”
Bruce Thorsen President and CEO of Mission Foundation who has served non-profit hospitals for over 40 years.
“Josh always put someone’s else’s concerns above his own. Everyone should be blessed enough to have someone like Josh in their life. Josh refused to let epilepsy be a barrier to his personal and professional goals. The JP Fund is designed to help others meet the same level of success and challenges Josh worked so hard to overcome”.