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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

Catching You Up

Hello My Friend,

I hope this writing finds you doing well. Spring has definitely sprung and I have started to do some work around the yard. I was raking leaves out of the ditch and got to thinking, it has been over a year since I actually worked in the yard. If you remember I hired people to do the yard work last year so I could spend time with you and not worry how tall the grass was getting. It was the summer we spent most of our remaining time at our condo in Royal Oak (Beaumont). The first thing I pulled out and got started was the fire pit. After that the rest of the yard work had to wait. We fired that bad boy up Saturday night while Bill and Melissa filled the night air with some of your favorite songs.  I need to replenish our firewood supply. I hate to tell you this, it looks like the township may sell the lots across the street.  It will be sad to see the woods go but I am hoping it will slow down the sump pump and increase the resale value of the house. When it starts, there will be plenty of opportunity for picking up some good fire wood for the burning.   Of course people moving in across the street really puts a damper on where we can pee in the yard and not be seen… That’s okay though... I think my driveway camping days are over for now. Just not the same without you.

Bill’s 30th birthday was this month. Melissa surprised him and invited several of us to go fowling and then to a party at Rochester Mills. Fowling is throwing a football at bowling pins and trying to knock them over. It was fun but I really sucked at it. If I was going to grade myself, I would have give me a 2 or a 3. You would have done better than me... but I think Mel could have beat us both.

You know one of the hardest things I have had to learn? I can’t fix everything... I have a hard time with this…. The lesson I’m learning is some things have been broke for a long time and the only thing I can do is be there to help pick up the pieces when it all comes tumbling down.  You know me; I can be a little rough aroundthe edges, say things at times that may not come out the way their meant too, but in my heart I’m just trying to help the people I love.

On another note, I received a heartwarming message from Brandye at CJ Barrymores; They want to help keep your memory alive by honoring 1 kid a year with a party and a fundraiser. We asked your favorite oncologist to help us find a special kid who is going through rough times and needs a little fun put back in their life. These kids will be known as “Justin’s Heroes” (Melissa came up with the name with a little help). Remember how much fun you had at your Birthday party…That’s what CJ Barrymores wants to give other kids and their family… GREAT memories!!! I’ll write you more about it later.

There is always so much I want to tell you…Everyone down here loves and misses you very much!!! We are here if you get bored and want to visit. Don’t forget the Tigers and the Red Wings are both playing today and both could use a little divine intervention (Wings more so than the Tigers).

Love Always,

Dad, Mom and Jackie

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Faye Glick
By Faye
I would be honored to participate in 'Justin's Heroes'. I hope there will be a way to contribute from a distance.
A beautiful & heartwarming tribute to Justin
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