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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!!!

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Miss you...

Good Afternoon Buddy,

I'm sitting out on the back deck looking out across the yard at the hammock hanging from the tree. I remember you and I laying in it, gently swinging and enjoying the sunshine on a day pretty much like today. As we lay there enjoying each other's company, I feel a hand swat me on the fore head. As I open my eyes, I hear you say, "mosquito". (Yea, right!!!) Hey, if you happen to see Noah, ask him why he didn't swat those two mosquitoes on the ark? LOL!

It has almost been a year since you left us. There isn't a day that goes by I don't think of you. Honestly, I don't think there is even an hour that goes by where a thought of you doesn't bring a smile or a tear to my face. If you were to see us on the street, you would think we were doing fine. Truth be known and it goes without saying our hearts are truly broken. Just below the surface is a indescribable emptiness, sorrow and pain. Most memories still brings sadness and tears but I'm hoping as time drags on the memories will be replaced with happiness and laughs. It is a little disheartening to realize the memories we made are all we will have... there's no chance to make any more. We do get to enjoy some new memories of you when we get together with friends and family and they share their memories of you. We're not able to watch our home movies...yet. We are looking forward to the day we can.

If you haven't notice I really am enjoying my new job. In fact I was having so much fun my first week, I got a little over zealous and needed seven stitches in my left hand. It's a hell of a way to get noticed (and painful). As much as I am enjoying it I'm not sure this is my last career move. Don't worry I will always take care of your mom and sister.

I might as well be the one to tell you; Tom (aka tomcat) finally proposed to your cousin Amanda. Boy, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that!! I hope she remembered to say yes. Man, all of this to prove to me she wasn't gay!!! No, we are all really excited she found her a special man that loves her in spite of her Batman addiction. I really hope they dress as Batman and Robin for their wedding.

Well my friend that's all I have to say for now. Please send our love to all of the family and friends there with you... Please continue to watch over us, keep us safe and don't forget to visit.

Will Always Love and Miss You,


Mom, Dad and Jac
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Kim Vaughn
By Kim Vaughn
Stitches your first week of work?! Boy, you do make an entrance! I'm glad you're okay.

I know you all miss Justin more than words can express. I'm sure so many things bring up memories, random objects, lyrics, situations, even smells....it's special to be able to remember something that you had forgotten (or have a friend share something you don't remember ever hearing). I know you treasure every bit of that.

I'm continuing to remember Justin and hold your family in my thoughts and prayers. ♥
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Deanna Heath
By Deanna
You are the strongest family...always remember the good times...peace to you & your family
Faye Glick
By Faye
Hi, looks like my post from yesterday never made it...so I hope this doesn't post twice.
Never really thought about Noah and the mosquitoes...lol.
Justin will always be looking out for all of you and he will be forever there in your hearts.
There just are no words....