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Help this music teacher return to the life he loves!

Joshua, a Pittsburgh native, has been teaching music lessons since he was in middle school. After receiving his degree in Music Education, he settled into teaching music to elementary students in Rochester, New York. For the past 5 years, he has brought the joy of music to more than 600 students. During his third year of his most recent position, a nagging cough sent him to the doctor. After months and months of testing and treatments, Joshua was finally diagnosed: pulmonary hypertension, polymitosis and Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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September 8, 2020

Josh is doing well since his surgery. He followed up with the ENT; the left vocal cord is still paralyzed but potentially treatable with further surgeries. Josh and Laura are both excited to start teaching (remotely) this school year soon!

August 21, 2020

Josh is home from the hospital! He has a PICC line for 24-hour IV antibiotics in for the next two weeks. Home nursing will come to the house to help. We are so glad he is home!

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August 21, 2020

Prayers answered Josh! We'll be praying for added healing with the PICC line. No more jumping jacks for you Josh! Love to both of you.

Laverne and Lynn Bates

August 18, 2020

Thankful to God for the good news that surgery went well! Will continue to pray for healing and peaceful rest.

Laverne and Lynn Bates

August 17, 2020

Hi Josh and Laura...we are so sorry you have to go through this but we know the Lord has been there for you to lean on. We think the world of you and will continue to pray for comfort and the assurance that God is carrying you every step of the way through this detour on the journey.

Laverne and Lynn Bates

August 15, 2020

Hi Josh and Laura...just want you to know we just read the update that Josh has been hospitalized. We are praying for Josh, the doctors, and for the sadness you must be feeling Laura in not being able to visit. Our love...

Laverne and Lynn Bates