Parent Column – May 2024

Apr 19, 2024 | Parent Column

Joshua Quinn Faithfull                                                            

May 30, 2024 is Josh’s 24th birthday  Happy Birthday, Joshie! We love & miss you every second of every day, Sweetheart. Thank you for the precious gift of you…  

On March 26, 2017, our beloved, Joshua Quinn Faithfull had his life tragically cut short at 16 years old, after receiving a late diagnosis of a very rare & incurable malignancy of the central nervous system. Despite his excruciating pain, Joshua remained a true inspiration to others.

Even in the midst of his own intense 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. Whenever I would tell Josh that I didn’t know what I did to deserve such an amazing son, best friend & soulmate, Josh would say that was because I was looking at him through “Josh-colored glasses,” (which I interpreted to mean that he thought I felt this way just because I’m his mom).

Never in my life have I encountered such a gracious, unconditionally loving, funny, wise & kind individual as Josh. It was said about my son that “if you didn’t love Josh, it was just because you hadn’t met him yet…”

Truer words were never spoken.

As always, I 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

Gabrielle Faithfull