Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Update on Josh...Joshua’s courage, strength, and faith may be a beacon of hope to all those that knew him


I am sad to say that Josh Phillips has passed from this Earth, into the loving care of our Heavenly Father...His little life was short and although we might never have all the answers here in this world, I believe that there is a reason for everything...His life had a purpose and he touched all those who knew him and knew of him... (this is a picture of him before he got sick)

His parents and brothers are still in need of all our prayers...
I am sure it is a difficult thing to lose a child, or someone you love...I can only imagine how hard it is when holidays or birthdays come up...
Although I have never lost a child, I have lost a father...and though we were never all that close, when he passed away it left a small space in my heart that was only his...It has been many years now but every Feb. 22nd I remember his birthday and miss him...

Josh's family has asked that all donations be given here: Full of Hope... 111 East Citrus Avenue Redlands, CA 92373
The Full of Hope Fund was created in remembrance of Joshua Dylan Phillips who passed away after courageously battling Burkett's Lymphoma. This Fund will provide continuing hope and support to the families with children braving the fight against pediatric cancer. All monetary donations and other contributions made in memory of Joshua will be used to assist families with the many challenges endured during this difficult time, including, but not limited to medical bills and other financial hardships, and child-emphasized, hospital entertainment equipment. Pediatric cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death in children in the United States. No matter the amount of your gift, it can help make a difference in the lives of families who need it most.

Also an update on the quilt auction...

My sweet friend Chelise from variaZioNE had the winning bid on my art quilt...She has offered to generously donate the funds to Full of Hope, and is planning on setting up a Lottery for the art quilt...It will give those of you that missed the auction one more chance to bid on the art quilt (with of course all money going to Full of Hope )and as a bonus I am donating an altered art mini purse to be included with the winner...I will post more as the details unfold, right now they are in the planning stages...

6 comments:

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

Blessings of great abundance be multiplied to you and all those involved in raising funds for this cause.

Thank you for sharing this with us - that we can remember them in prayer & hold our loved ones closer.

Philippians 4:6-8 ~~ Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

joy in the journey,
katey

psalm 103

Chel said...

Ok Amber, sweetie - details about the drawing are on my blog:

http://Chelise.typepad.com

xoxo - Chel

Altered Kat said...

My heart just aches for this family. How terribly sad.

Amber said...

Please go and check out Chel's blog for the details http://chelise.typepad.com/

Thanks so much Katey, Chel and Kat...sending out hugs and blessings,
Amber

tina's space said...

Amber,
I really feel for this family. I have never lost a child and pray I never do! My heart and prayers go out to them; may the Lord provide them with the courage they need to face this tragedy. I will send a contribution. thank you for bringing their plight to our attention.

Amber said...

Here is an update from my sweet friend Chel...

~IN MEMORY OF JOSH PHILLIPS~

ZNE Member Amber Heagerty created a gorgeous fabric
quilt collage AND an altered mini purse to honor the memory of a
seven year old little boy who passed away very recently. ZNE
purchased the fabric quilt from her and is donating it "back" in
order to help Amber raise even more funds for the grieved family.
Opportunities to win the fabric collage and purse - as well as help
out the family - can be found on this page:

http://www.znestore.com/page/page/4294294.htm

Thanks so much to Chel and ZNE and all those of you who responded in such a caring way!
Please keep this family in your prayers and if you can help out by entering the drawing that would be appreciated also!
Many Blessings,
Amber