In March of this year, shortly before Josh’s 30th birthday, Josh was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou gherigs disease. Josh is a lifelong resident of lacey and graduated LTHS IN 2008. He was active in the popwarner football program through midgets and continued his football career through high school. He has also enjoyed coaching gridiron football here in lacey for thw past 6 years!
Whether you know Josh as a friend, teammate, coach, or family member you know that he has a heart of gold. He is strong and brave and has decided to participate in a clinical trial for a promising ALS treatment called NurOwn. He is one of 200 people in this phase 3 trial, and we are grateful. We are blessed with the continued support of our friends, family, and community. You have helped alleviate the stress of the monthly trips to massachussets required to be a part of this trial and pave the way for current and future people living with ALS. #SMITHSTRONG