Josh Richardson and his family

$28,630 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 4 months
Created April 3, 2019
Josh and his wife, Christine, are dealing with the difficult diagnosis of Stage 4 Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma or Colon/Lower GI Cancer. As they process this, continue with more tests, plan the up-coming fight and continue to love and nurture their wonderful kids (Kaden 11, Emma 9) – we’re hoping to raise funds to help them with his increasing medical care and cost of living expenses. Josh and Christine are dedicated members of Plymouth Covenant Church and followers of the lord. As a 7-year military veteran of the Navy and a current, 14-year firefighter with the City of Golden Valley – Josh has done more than his share for our country and community. We hope to return the love and dedication to him and his wonderful family. Please consider showing your support. More information here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/joshrichardson

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UPDATE and SUPPORT - Hometown Heroes Assistance Program

We’re continually amazed by all the wonderful support this group is showing Josh and his family. We’ve upped the goal as we continue to see the total grow. Think of this as our appreciation and positive thinking of how we’ll continue to raise funds for the Richardsons.

On a similar note, today is the deadline to email your State Senator of your support for the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program that will help firefighters with critical illness get support they need. This will not only help Josh. More than 50% of firefighters will get cancel in their lifetime. Please take 5 minutes to click the link below, find your State Senator and send an email. Thank you ALL for your continued support of Josh and his family. Speaking for the GVFD, GVFRA and all his extended fire-family, we appreciate all you’ve done.


Subject: Hometown Heroes Assistance Program
“I support the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program in honor of Golden Valley firefighter Josh Richardson who is currently battling stage 4 cancer. Please support this important bill. Thank you.”
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There have been so many wonderful people here who have supported and continue to support Josh and his family. Some may not know of the CaringBridge site being updated by Josh's wife, Christine. Today there was an update with a lot of new information. As we continue to support the Richardson's we'll post updates as we see them from Christine, but feel free to follow along on CaringBridge, as well. Thank you everyone for you amazing support and God bless you. (photo from the GV Fire Relief Association dinner last Saturday.) https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/joshrichardson?fbclid=IwAR2Bpn5c16Yqhd74kYFUottSoY4e7jiVbpKINa2-qHUvKjL-MnVJudNtTWY
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We knew we would hit our first goal. Josh has so many caring people around him. But we never expected to hit $10k in the first week! It is truly amazing! Thank you to everyone who have been so generous. Some of you don’t even know Josh and his family and for your faith - we owe you a special thank you. We’re going to raise the goal to keep our fundraising efforts going and continue to support Josh and Christine. But it’s never been about one number - it’s our way of showing them all the wonderful people who are behind them. Thank you, all of you!
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We are truly overwhelmed by the unbelievable generosity of so many wonderful people. Josh and Christine are humbled by your graciousness and support. We will be continuing to communicate our efforts as Josh’s journey continues. As our fire chief John Crelly said, “This effort is going to be a marathon, not a sprint.” Thank you and please keep continuing to share.
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$28,630 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 4 months
Created April 3, 2019
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