Parent Column – May 2023

Apr 21, 2023 | Parent Column

Joshua Quinn Faithfull

On March 26, 2017, our beloved, Joshua Quinn Faithfull had his life tragically cut short. Josh always lived life as if each day was his last. At 16 years old, he received a late diagnosis of a very rare & incurable central nervous system cancer. Despite his excruciating pain, Joshua remained his best self and a true inspiration to others near and far. Even though he had so much taken from him, Josh continued to always put others before himself.

Joshua was/is so many things to so many people: lifeguard, swim instructor, varsity badminton player, meditation enthusiast, dedicated student, professional level gamer, loving son, devoted grandson, nephew, cousin & loyal friend. With only a very short time between learning of his dire prognosis & his passing, Josh fearlessly reached out to everyone to share his infinite & unconditional love with us.

In the midst of his own suffering, Josh assured us all that he would always be with us; he expressed how grateful he was to have lived such “a great life” & thanked us, all for loving him so much. May 30, 2023 marks Josh’s 23rd  birthday: Happy Birthday, Joshie! We love and miss you every second of every day, Sweetheart. Thank you for the precious gift of you…  

As always, we want to extend a very heartfelt thank you to COPE for the tireless support, kindness, empathy & generosity given to those of us who are bereft of the most precious people in our lives …

With Gratitude,

Josh’s Mom & Dad

Gabrielle & Joseph Faithfull