My Story

Josh was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys in January 2007. Treatment ended in September 2007. After 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and surgery to remove each tumor from the kidneys Josh was cancer-free and doing GREAT! However, a biopsy was done July 2008 and cancer cells were present.

My name is Joshua Hardy and in January 2007, I was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys. I had a tumor on each of my kidneys. The left tumor was about the size of a softball when it was discovered and the right was about the size of a walnut. They had orginally thought that I also had a mass in my chest but, Praise God it was just an enlarged gland. I was considered to be stage 5 and had little to no chance. My treatment ended in September 2007. I had 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and I had surgery to remove each tumor from both of my kidneys.

In July 2008 a biopsy was done and cancer cells were present in the thymus gland. This is the gland that has been an area of question since the beginning. It has now developed into a problem that needs attention. We will do 12 days of radiation and 2 or 3 more rounds of chemotherapy. There is a lot of hope that this incident can be eradicated. We continue to put all of our hope and faith in GOD.

Our prayer is to give thanks to GOD for a long healthy life filled with joy and blessings with Joshua and our other children. We give all the glory to GOD. Thank you for visiting my site and thank you for adding Josh to your prayer list.

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The Jet City Label crew (friends of Jackson Forebaugh) signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Josh, We at Jet City Label in Seattle could not be happier to hear tonight's awesome news....you are going home and we are more than a little thrilled for you. We can ... Read more

Aimee Hardy posted a new journal entry.

Glory to GOD! We are going home!!!! Leaving today. After 6 1/2 months, Josh finally gets to be in his house. His Kidney function has returned and he is free of the need ... Read more

Aimee Hardy added a new photo.

Barb Gertzen signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Hi Hardy Family,How great to see that wonderful picture of Josh looking so much healthier than in recent months.  And to read your post, Aimee, is truly uplifting!  What ... Read more

Jean & W. C. Wildman signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Aimee,This is wonderful news about Josh. We have been and will continue to keep him in our daily prayers.Jean & W. C. WildmanGlen Allen, VA Read more

Aimee Hardy posted a new journal entry.

Happy Father's Day to my Father in Heaven!!! Thank you for the great men you have placed in my life. Thank you for Todd, who is my partner in this journey. I am so blessed ... Read more

Aimee Hardy added a new photo.

Bob Hinchman signed Joshua's Guestbook.

Dear Amy, acknowledging that you are terribly busy would it be possible to get a one line update on Josh.  Many people have Josh in our prayers and hope he is ... Read more

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