With deep gratitude in our hearts, we reach out to anyone who wants to help our dearest friend. On July 11, 2021, Josh was brutally assaulted and left for dead on railroad tracks. Thankfully, he was found hours later and rushed to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, where he received life-saving brain surgery.
Since then, Josh has been treated at multiple facilities. He now continues intense physical, speech, occupational and recreational therapy. They’re working hard to help Josh relearn the skills that grant him the independent life he deserves.
In the early days, doctors said it’d be unlikely Josh would awaken from his coma. He was classified as GCS3 (Glasgow Coma Score of 3) and BFDP (Bilateral Fixed Dilated Pupils). Every published study and most doctors will tell you to expect death or a life in a persistent vegetative state. Nothing can prepare you for such tragic news.
Thankfully, Josh defied all the odds and has staged a remarkable recovery thus far. Your prayers and his extraordinary strength have gotten us this far.
Josh is the kindest, most caring, spirited, Ariana Grande-loving person on this planet. He has changed the lives of many and is the type who leaves a mark everywhere he goes. His story has inspired people worldwide, and we’re eternally grateful for the love and support he’s received.
We continue asking anyone who knows him, even those who haven’t met him yet, to help his cause. Donations help pay current and future medical bills and the enormous costs of transitioning back to an independent life. We're nearing a place where traditional therapy, which is subsidized by insurance, comes to an end. As we make this transition, we'll move towards innovative treatments that have resulted in tremendous growth for other patients but are newer, deemed experimental, and thus not covered. We won't stop until we've exhausted every opportunity to help Josh regain the life that was taken from him.
As we’ve said many times, thanks to everyone who’ve shared prayers, positive messages and financial support. Josh has come incredibly far and still has a long road ahead. Doctors and therapists tell us routinely: “This is a marathon, not a sprint.” This global community continues to provide Josh with the fuel he needs to finish this race. We thank and love you all.