Josh, Natasha, and sweet Amelia

$10,250 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 37 months
Laura Radermacher
on behalf of Josh and Natasha Orbeck
 SAINT CLOUD, MN
Josh and his family received devastating news in the beginning of June as he visited the doctor for the 6th time for cold symptoms. 

Josh nearly passed out as they shared the news.... Leukemia. At the age of 35 he was admitted to the hospital and has been there ever since.

Josh protects our communities daily as a State Trooper and provides for his dear wife Natasha as she completes RN school and sweet little Amelia who brings smiles to everyone.

They are in the middle of building their home and were looking forward to some normalcy as they have been apart numerous times with Josh plowing through the academy and Natasha away for clinicals.

They have a long expensive road ahead of them. We are asking for your kind heart to please help their sweet family as Josh is the main provider.

Josh, Natasha and Amelia would like to thank you for your sweet generous support.

Thank you!
Laura Radermacher 
( Josh's aunt, 5 year cancer survivor)

A benefit will be planned sometime this summer.
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Josh had a bone marrow transplant on October 26, 2017.
There were many set backs causing multiple hospital stays. We were able to go home in February and on April 3rd, Josh went back to work......

He had a cough for as long as we can remember but never complained. On April 29th, we headed back to Mayo to finally take a look at the inside of his lungs.

It was this day, April 29 that the set backs kept happening. Josh went into respiratory failure as a result of Graft versus host disease (GVHD) and was intubated and placed on a ventilator. He gained strength and got seemingly better another 4 times but ultimately ended up intubated again.

Early July, Josh had made such progress that he was cleared for a rehabilitation center.... just two days later he fell ill yet again and ended up intubated for the 5th time.

A new tracheostomy was placed and once stable, he was sent to a ventilator unit to begin weaning off of the vent....the ventilators and weaning were unsuccessful.

Josh was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on Friday July 21 and has been sedated and on a stronger ventilator ever since. The therapies we have tried are not working and his lungs are not seeming to respond. Our daughter does not understand how sick daddy is but she knows we have to pray and pray loudly.

On July 27, 2017, Josh went to be with Jesus.
She loves holding daddy's hand!
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Josh had a bone marrow transplant on October 26, 2017.
There were many set backs causing multiple hospital stays. We were able to go home in February and on April 3rd, Josh went back to work......

He had a cough for as long as we can remember but never complained. On April 29th, we headed back to Mayo to finally take a look at the inside of his lungs.

It was this day, April 29 that the set backs kept happening. Josh went into respiratory failure as a result of Graft versus host disease (GVHD) and was intubated and placed on a ventilator. He gained strength and got seemingly better another 4 times but ultimately ended up intubated again.

Early July, Josh had made such progress that he was cleared for a rehabilitation center.... just two days later he fell ill yet again and ended up intubated for the 5th time.

A new tracheostomy was placed and once stable, he was sent to a ventilator unit to begin weaning off of the vent....the ventilators and weaning were unsuccessful.

Josh was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on Friday July 21 and has been sedated and on a stronger ventilator ever since. The therapies we have tried are not working and his lungs are not seeming to respond. Our daughter does not understand how sick daddy is but she knows we have to pray and pray loudly.

On July 27, 2017, Josh went to be with Jesus.

We appreciate all of the support throughout this past year.

All prayers are welcome!
She loves holding daddy's hand!
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Josh had a bone marrow transplant on October 26, 2017.
There were many set backs causing multiple hospital stays. We were able to go home in February and on April 3rd, Josh went back to work......

He had a cough for as long as we can remember but never complained. On April 29th, we headed back to Mayo to finally take a look at the inside of his lungs.

It was this day, April 29 that the set backs kept happening. Josh went into respiratory failure as a result of Graft versus host disease (GVHD) and was intubated and placed on a ventilator. He gained strength and got seemingly better another 4 times but ultimately ended up intubated again.

Early July, Josh had made such progress that he was cleared for a rehabilitation center.... just two days later he fell ill yet again and ended up intubated for the 5th time.

A new tracheostomy was placed and once stable, he was sent to a ventilator unit to begin weaning off of the vent....the ventilators and weaning were unsuccessful.

Josh was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on Friday July 21 and has been sedated and on a stronger ventilator ever since. The therapies we have tried are not working and his lungs are not seeming to respond. Although he is currently stable as the ventilator breathes for him, we are running out of options to stop the worsening of his lungs.

Our daughter does not understand how sick daddy is but she knows we have to pray and pray loudly.

We appreciate all of the support throughout this past year and a half! It has been a treacherous journey and we are still fighting!!

All prayers are welcome!
She loves holding daddy's hand!
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Thank you for your generous donations!!
Josh, Natasha and Amelia appreciate all of you.

It's been a rough three weeks with a scary ICU visit for a few days, daily fevers and numerous blood transfusions. Josh has not been able to leave the hospital. Thank goodness he was able to watch his dear sisters wedding ceremony though FaceTime. He was definetly missed on her special day.

God is answering all of your prayers. The most recent bone marrow biopsy showed great results from the chemo.

They still have a long road ahead of them with a possible bone marrow transplant. It will takes months for Josh to recover from all of this.

We are looking forward to planning a benefit which will take place in September in the St Cloud area.

Please visit Josh's caring bridge site for details of his health and future plans for the benefit.

Thank you
Laura Radermacher(Josh's Aunt)

Josh was able to atleast put his tux on in the hospital for a few pictures with his family.

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Ben Roser
35 months ago

So sorry for what you are going through. I'm sure we all wish we could do more. I hope our donations give some small measure of comfort. You are in our prayers and hearts.

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$10,250 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 37 months
Created June 10, 2016
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$250
Bill McNeely
20 months ago

God bless you and your beautiful daughter.

JZ
$100
Jared Zochert
22 months ago

Natasha and Amelia, I graduated with Josh from the MSP Trooper Academy. I never got through field training, and moved on to other things, so lost touch with everyone from our class. I was shocked to hear about your terrible loss just days ago from another classmate of ours. I'm so sorry for you and your family. I don't think back on those 14 weeks at Camp Ripley much anymore. But, Josh is one person I'll always remember...especially his smile and his laugh. I pray for peace and strength for you as you continue to move on without Josh. My sincerest condolences, Jared

KV
$50
Kevira Voegele
22 months ago

We love you guys. We mourn with you.

MJ
$30
Mary Johannes
23 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

JD
$100
Jessica Dolezal
23 months ago
JM
$20
Jordan M
23 months ago
JZ
$100
John and Sharon Zosel
23 months ago
Ben Roser
35 months ago

So sorry for what you are going through. I'm sure we all wish we could do more. I hope our donations give some small measure of comfort. You are in our prayers and hearts.

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