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Justin’s Story

Thank you for supporting us as our 13 year old son was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor!  After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, my young super hero Justin passed away on August 07, 2014... He is one that will be missed by many!!!

Latest Journal Update

Summers End

Good Evening Buddy,

It's the unofficial last week of summer vacation which means school starts in a little over a week. If things would have worked out the way they were supposed to, you would be going into the 9th grade. I remember the 9th was the best 3 years of my life!!! (LOL). Sara and Colleen both went off to college this week. Sara broke tradition and went to Central and Colleen went to Kent State. Watch over all the kids headed off to college.

Thank you for listening to your mom when she asked you to come talk to me. I can't remember the whole dream but I do remember you telling me that you loved me... I needed that. It's rough not hearing it everyday.

Hey remember Anna Trenkamp? Her mom Gail, is an Art teacher in the school district. Anyway, she gave us a painting she did of the beach. Standing at the edge of the water is a silhouette of a young child. The pose of the child is the same pose you had in a picture we had of you and Jackie. When I posted the picture on face book (TBT), Gail saw it, sent me a message and said she would like us to have it and dropped it off!!! How great is that??? Mom has it up on the mantle until she finds the perfect spot for it.

In a couple of weeks it will be time for the Fire Pokers camp outing. This one has always been my favorite outing. Think about it, Fire Pokers was the last one we did together and the first one we did without you. I gotta say I liked it better with you than without. It was always nice when I could talk mom into letting you miss school on Friday and we would head up Thursday night. It was really special when Dylan and uncle Dan did it with us. Normally if that happened, I would end up sleeping in our trailer by myself because someone always wanted to do a sleep over in uncle Dan's trailer. Don't feel bad, I like having sleep overs at uncle Dan's too!!

"Bean Dip" is what Bill and Melissa decided to call the little person growing inside of Mel. I think they'll give it another name after its born. If you need to know anymore about that stuff you will have to ask your mom. I do know it's killing mom and Jackie that they don't know the sex of the are they going to shop?

Well it's getting late and I have to work in the morning. You're doing a great job watching over all of us. Please if you can, stop by and let us know you're here. Tell everyone on that side hello and tell them to visit their loved ones!!!

Love and miss you forever!!

Mom,Dad and Jackie.
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Kim Vaughn
By Kim Vaughn
I'm glad you could have the dream and hear Justin say "I love you" again. I'm sure that brought you lots of comfort - though difficult to have to wake up after being able to spend that time with him. Hopefully it won't be long before he visits your dreams again.

"Bean Dip" does have a nice ring to it...LOL! I wonder if Justin had a hand picking out the best fit for Bill & Melissa's family? I like to think he did.

9th grade....he would have owned the school! Your family is still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are always surrounded by lots of support and love. Justin is remembered!!
Faye Glick
By Faye
Sweet dreams when Justin visits... The picture sounds like it's perfect - Justin will always be looking out for all of you..
lori seguin
By sending lots of hugs and prayers to you all.
thank you for the reminder Roy. I have Justin and my Mom's pic's on my visor. every day i thank them for looking out for us!
sending lots of hugs and prayers to you all.