Words could not ever express what sort of pain my dear friend Jay is enduring right now. My heart goes out to all of those grieving for the loss of Josef. His friends and family need all the prayers and love and thoughts of healing that they can receive.
In a time like this, loved ones always want to help. That is our first thought when seeing someone we care about who is suffering is "how can I help"? We want to take away even just an ounce of their pain. While money in no way removes pain, it does allow the parents what they need; which is time to grieve. Time to remind themselves just to breathe. Time to be be angry, to be sad, to get passed the feeling of disbelief. Unfortunately, most of us know this process and this pain all too well...we know that it takes a lifetime. And yet, (fortunately) not even the smallest fraction of us know what it is like to loose a child. I pray to God that no one ever does.
One of the worst things about loosing someone so close, is that your world stops, completely. Then comes the harsh reality that the rest of the world keeps moving around you. It's confusing, part of our brain almot truly doesn't understand how this is possible; how anything can continue going when you feel like you can not.
That is where our friends come in. We are here not only to be an ear, a shoulder, to lift up our loved ones when they need to be carried, but also to provide support.
It is going to be a long road for my dear friend Jay ahead. When my boyfriend passed unexpectedly in 2011, it was months before myself or his parents could even imagine functioning like human beings at work, or any place in public. Even the pain I felt then, all I could think was that I couldn't imagine the pain his parents felt. No one should ever have to burry their child.
Even if it is just a few dollars, please show your support by allowing Jay the time that he needs to process, to grieve, and for it to be ok for his world to stop for a bit.
I have built this account in his sisters name and all of the money goes directly to his immidiate family. Your love, prayers, positive thoughts, and support are so greatly appreciated.
Josef Sisco, age 16, passed Monday the 4th by way of suicide. Please Please Please if you are suffering, know there is always a better way. Suicide is a permanate fix, to a tempory problem. Please know that you are loved. Reach out. And please always make yourself be known to be a support to others so that they know they can seek out solace in you.
Josef funeral will be held this coming Saturday December 9th at Lifestyles funeral next to JoAnn Fabrics on the east side of Traverse City. Informal visitation/gathering from 2:00-4:00pm, and ceremony from 4:00-5:00pm with candle lighting to follow.
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