Making Memories with Joshua

$64,165 of $63,000 goal

Raised by 294 people in 21 months

We've utilized the funds raised by so many generous caring people and maxed out our capabilities to purchase the Motorhome as Joshua is stable to begin travelling and we don't want to waste time.   Words can't convey our gratitude enough to all who've supported us... we are forever thankful!

Any donations from this point on will help with expenses for traveling....fuel the dreams!❤

"Please show you care and also share"❤

We're an ordinary family facing a devastating reality. The heartbreaking truth, that one day soon, our son Joshua will no longer be with us.

Joshua has suffered his ten precious years of life, with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, and our remaining time left with him is uncertain.

Muscular Dystrophy is a disease with no cure, causing muscle loss and eventually, heart or respiratory failure. Life expectancy is usually between the ages of 2 and 13 years old.

On a daily basis, Joshua requires doses of medication, nutrition through a permanent feeding tube and multiple lung treatments. He has needed 24 hour care his entire life, just to keep him breathing.

Joshua's never been able to speak, sit up or feed himself. He's never walked or been able to play like other children.But despite his limitations, he's a happy boy, full of wonder. He loves to see and experience new things. To hear laughter and music. But most of all, he loves to be held.

Recently we faced one of the most terrifying moments of our lives when Joshua almost died because of respiratory failure. We couldn't begin to imagine a day without him. It's a miracle he is with us today.

Joshua's condition continues to deteriorate, and every day, we're frightened by the possibility that it could be his last.
Uncertain of the amount of time we have left with him, our wish is to create as many wonderful memories with him as possible, while he is still with us.

We would like to show him as much of the world as we can, for as long as we have left with him. Memories we will cherish forever. That's why we are urgently seeking the support of caring people like you.

Unable to travel by airplane with his condition and the amount of medical equipment needed just to keep him breathing, we would like to be able to purchase a mobile home so we can travel with him.

We would also like to lend the mobile home, to other families wanting to travel with a sick child. A gift that will keep on giving, long after Joshua is gone.

But right now it's an impossible dream without compassionate people to help us.

We humbly ask you to consider helping us achieve this dream for Joshua, our family and many other families with sick children, by contributing to our Making Memories with Joshua Fund today. And by sharing our story with as many people as you can.

Please give our son the chance to spend his remaining time here with us, seeing the beauty our world has to offer, while being surrounded by the love of his family.

Our time left with Joshua is running out, and for that reason, the help we need is urgent.

Please help support us and share our story today.

Sincerely,
The Bastin Family

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A few photos from our out east making Memories with Joshua trip!!!
Joshua on Skyline Trail (Nova Scotia)
Kouchibouguac National Park (NB)
Mount Royal (Montreal)
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Thank you again as your support has helped us not only make many amazing memories, but also survive when things go wrong. Our recent trip out west did have its challenges but was amazing and many great memories we're made. We left for our out east making Memories with Joshua trip July 18th when three days in disaster struck. Planing to travel with a medically fragile child, involves planning for the worse and praying it doesn't happen. Unfortunately, it did! Joshua began to have respiratory distress, but because with the Motorhome we're able to carry all his supplies and medical equipment, we were able to make it home where he is recovering from a bad case of pneumonia in McMaster ICU.
We look forward to leaving again pc he's recovered! Thank you again for you support and prayers!
Sincerely,
The Bastin Family ❤
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Our happy little boy enjoying British Columbia!
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Dreams are coming true thanks to the many who supported us. We are making amazing memories like this picture of Joshua in front of the mountains in Banff Alberta. This is especially special as it was a promise from his Mom Charlotte two years ago when he was fighting for his life on life support that she would show him the mountians when he got better. Words can't express our gratitude for your help!
Sincerely
The Bastin Family
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Rita Bonita
15 months ago

So happy for these updates! Glad you are able to have this trip of a lifetime together! Can't wait to see what's next! Make sure to go to Tobermory! Ontario, and Lion's head which is close by! Thank me later ;)

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Thelma Chaves
16 months ago

This is incredible! Brought a smile to my face. Wishing you all safe and happy travels! xo

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Lisa Hube
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. We're delighted to hear this news. Have a wonderful and memorable adventure together. You all must be so excited. We hope to hear about it along the way or upon your return. Scott and Lisa

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Rita Bonita
18 months ago

I hope you all have the best trip ever! I always wanted to go on a road trip across Canada too! Joshua, I hope you have a blast and check out Lake Louise for me ;) My prayers and well wishes are with you all.

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Rita Bonita
15 months ago

So happy for these updates! Glad you are able to have this trip of a lifetime together! Can't wait to see what's next! Make sure to go to Tobermory! Ontario, and Lion's head which is close by! Thank me later ;)

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Thelma Chaves
16 months ago

This is incredible! Brought a smile to my face. Wishing you all safe and happy travels! xo

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Lisa Hube
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. We're delighted to hear this news. Have a wonderful and memorable adventure together. You all must be so excited. We hope to hear about it along the way or upon your return. Scott and Lisa

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Rita Bonita
18 months ago

I hope you all have the best trip ever! I always wanted to go on a road trip across Canada too! Joshua, I hope you have a blast and check out Lake Louise for me ;) My prayers and well wishes are with you all.

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