Hello to all who read this,


        My name is Shawn Arndt.  I am the father of a little angel who passed away on Nov. 2, 2009.  His name was Joshua.  He was an amazing little boy that my wife, Jessica and I adopted from Russia.  He was full of life every day and always included others in anything that he did.  I cannot say why I am starting this thread, but, just thought I should.


        My wife and I had put together a marathon in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for research for those families in need. On August 20th, 2011 at 9am, We are holding a 5K race at Delaware Park Ring Road, Buffalo, NY in memory of Joshua Arndt and 100% of proceeds will go to Parnet Project MD to assist them in their quest for a cure.  There will be a race/walk and beverages/food and a basket raffle.  Anyone interested can visit www.parentprojectmd.org/goto/teamjoshua


        Joshua always loved helping others.  We adopted him at 10 months, he was unknowingly diagnosed at 2 years and passed away at 4 years of age.  I cannot explain...and not sure if I would want expose anyone to the pain in the loss of aa child, however, It took some time for me to deal with the loss and am still dealing with it to some extent and would like to help those who may have just lost their child to this horrific disease.  I firmly believe that Joshua would want me to help others that are dealing with the grief of a loss of a child.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on this post.  I check this post periodically. 


God bless your family and friends for thier support.  Take Care.





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God bless you Shawn and Jessica.


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