Joshua died last Monday. There are no words to soften the blow. Losing one of our sons hurts all of us. The world is just not the same, never will be. We can ask ‘why’ and say all of the expected things, but it does not sync. Losing Joshua is unacceptable.

Our heart is broken again. He was one of us, he is our son. His parents are dear friends, colleagues, fighters in this difficult battle to EndDuchenne.

Our sons teach us everyday of their lives. They teach us how to love, how much we are able to love and a few minutes with them makes our world different, better, more meaningful. We had Joshua for only a few minutes. We had hoped to watch him grow, to celebrate his teens, his twenties… a lifetime.

For Joshua, his life was cut short. For all of us, there is a hole in our heart we cannot fill.

God Bless Joshua, his parents, his family, his extended family, and all of us.

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Comment by cheryl cliff on November 11, 2009 at 9:09am
Ian, you said it very well so I will add my voice with yours. God bless Joshua, please look after another Duchenne soldier. Solice and blessing to the Arndt family.
Comment by Wendy Bommer on November 10, 2009 at 8:44pm
Joshua was such a sweet, sweet boy and his mom and dad are very wonderful people. I am so very sorry for their loss.
Comment by Susana Arroyo on November 9, 2009 at 5:32pm
Did he have other conditions beside duchenne? what happened?
Comment by Veronica E. on November 9, 2009 at 3:46pm
This breaks my heart .... My condolences to his family.
Comment by Ofelia Marin on November 9, 2009 at 3:28pm
This is very, very sad! Only 4 years old! Why???
Comment by Ian Anthony Griffiths on November 9, 2009 at 1:48pm
My condolences to all the Arndt family. Another tragic and awful loss. God bless Joshua, please look after another Duchenne soldier. Hugs to everyone.

Comment by Susana Arroyo on November 9, 2009 at 12:53pm
How old was joshua?

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