On March 1, 2020, Joshua lost his fight. He was born February 29, 2000 and due to complications during birth, he went 13 minutes without oxygen which caused a severe case of cerebral palsy. Doctors gave him a 50/50 chance of surviving the night, but he was born a fighter. All the doctors, told us his life expectancy would be 7-14 years but again...he was fighter. Over the last 20 years, he battled respiratory problems which included 30-40 hospital stays most lasting for weeks at a time. But even while fighting that, he was always happy and loved supporting his younger brother, Jacob. He loved traveling to karate tournaments and was very popular at them. Over the years, he became friends with many of the competitors. Weekends that he was not able to travel, he demanded constant updates on the tournament. He was also very quick to fuss at my wife and I if he thought we were being too tough on his brother. Joshua and I spent hours upon hours going over video footage and pictures from karate tournaments to make highlight videos for his brother, other competitors, and tournament/organization promotional videos. He touched a lot of peoples lives and most people never forgot him once they met him. His verse that he lived by: Joshua 1 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.