In the summer of 2019, Josh began experiencing extreme stomach pain that was diagnosed as Diverticulitis. Shortly after his diagnosis, he was back in the hospital due to a ruptured colon which resulted in emergency surgery and the use of an ostomy bag for 6 months. He had reversal surgery in February and was on the road to recovery. Becca gave birth to their daughter, Blake, on July 6th, but within a few days of bringing her home from the hospital, Josh had to be readmitted due to a leak where his bowel had been reconnected. In less than 2 months, he has been in and out of the hospital 3 times, underwent 2 additional major surgeries, and has been in immense pain, all while being away from his wife and newborn daughter. The doctors say his case is especially difficult and he is not yet out of the woods.
With the combination of Josh's medical bills, him being out of work for so long, and Becca possibly having to extend her maternity leave, the financial hardship is becoming an extra heavy burden. We are hoping, with the help of their friends and family, we can help to reduce their financial stress during this difficult time. I know this year has been trying for so many but, if you are able, any amount you can give, would be greatly appreciated. Josh and Becca are wonderful people who would do anything for their friends and family and we hope to be there for them as they have been there for us.