Please use this blog to help us remember Joshua Lee Anderson, who made the tragic and fatal decision to take his life on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Please post any memories or thoughts you may have in the comments.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wings 2 and T-shirt Fundraiser - May 18th

Thanks to all who came to the 10% fundraiser today at the Buffalo Wing Factory. There were some logistical issues, however we are hopeful that many of the receipts that were rung up today will be used.

As many of you know, today is the 2nd anniversary month of Josh's passing. It was a very sad day for me - perhaps I will write more on another post - so it was really great for Tim and I to be with Josh's friends tonight.

Additionally, the T-shirts that Gillian designed have come in (please scroll down to see the post). Thanks to everyone who ordered a shirt ($13 each). Because we placed an order of 60 shirts, the actual cost of the shirt was $9.38 so everything over this will be donated to Josh's fund.

If you would like to have a shirt, please let me know. If there are enough people who are interested, we will place another order. You can email me at with your size (YS, YM, YL, YXL, S, M, L, XL, XXL).

Here are pictures of both fundraisers.

I will conclude this post by sharing about something special that we received tonight. A couple of moms from the South Lakes LAX team put together a wonderful gift for the players - a deck of playing cards with the senior player's photos. What was very touching for us was the addition of a memorial card with Josh's picture and the following inscription on the back:
We will never play our best hand without you.
We will never again be a full deck.
You will forever be missed and always remembered with love.

"One Love"
Your friends and teammates,
SLHS 2009
Varsity Lacrosse

A very special "thank you" to Barbara Shinrock and Christine Stout for including our son in this unique and special gift for the boys and giving it to us tonight.

God Bless


Anonymous said...

I don't know you,I've never met you but your blog touched me deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and especially Josh. May he rest in peace and may you find peace and the strength to carry on.

Sarah O said...

Josh, I cant believe youve been gone for 2 months. It felt like yesterday when my mom told me the heart breaking news. I miss you dearly and trust me hundreds of other people do too. The little things you did to brighten peoples days were incredible, what made them even more incredible was that you didnt even know that you could change someones day the way you did. When people saw your smirk it made them want to smile too. Your jokes your movie quotes and of course your couple pounds of fast food where ever you went always made me smile. I constantly think about you and a majority of the time a smile is put on my face because you were so happy all the time and no matter what you could make others happen, you never sweat the small stuff and i admired that. If i didnt study for the science test that you had just took you would always tell me, "do your best" and i walked into class just with a positive attitude ready to do my best. Youve touched so many peoples hearts josh and i know you see that now. You will never be forgotten. I wore my shirt that i made for you today and on the radio somewhere over the rainbow came on the radio on big 100.3 i took that as a sign that you were there and i could tell your ok, I know your watching over me and not a day passes by when i dont think about you. I miss you, we miss you and i really cant believe youve been gone for 2 months

ONe LoVe
RIP 33

Biggie-Z said...

Just the other day Steve and I were saying that we still can't believe it. Or maybe that we refuse to believe it, still, because we feel your presence all the time. We miss you Joshie.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing about the fundraiser night and showing the pictures :)
I will figure out getting our shirts from you i think Gillian put an order in for my family and my parents will put the money in the mail
I love you and hope to see you very soon