A Woodworkers Dream Come True - Tools for Josh

My name is Jamie Reid and I met Josh, my now boyfriend, in December of 2018.

At this time in his life he was going through a bad divorce, custody battle, struggling with severe pain in his back and dealing with his beloved mother who had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

In  July 2019, Josh lost his mother on his birthday. His mother and him were very close and this really put Josh in a dark place. On top of losing his mother, he was still dealing with severe pain and fighting for custody of his children. Soon after, he had a spinal fusion for his back which luckily seemed to correct his back and eliminate the pain he had dealt with for over 3 years. While dealing with surgeries and missing work he had exhausted his leave time and eventually lost his good paying job of 8 years with Exxon. Josh is an Air Force Veteran and has always worked very hard for his family and country.

 It is Josh’s dream to have his own business as a Wood Craftsman, making custom furniture and other items. He is extremely talented when it comes to this craft. It is truly his dream however it is an expensive dream. If anyone deserves this, it is Josh. I have done everything in my power to support his dream but after losing so much, he cannot finance his wishes to start his own business. I am also divorced and I have three sons of my own, I work full time plus some to support us all. Josh is currently enrolled in community college as a full time student, trying whatever he can to better his life for himself and his kids’ (and now mine) during this time.

With anything raised, we will be purchasing all of the tools  and wood supplies that he will need to start his business. Anything helps and every dollar raised will go a long way for him.

Thank you so much for reading.

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