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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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May 6, 2021

Results from Josh’s latest bronchoscope came back totally negative for rejection/infection!!!!

February 16, 2021

Josh’s left vocal cord is still paralyzed. He has been working with Speech Therapy to practice best use of the vocal function he has remaining. This is going well! We are thankful for the opportunity to teach from home during this time to minimize exposure to viruses, to allow for the flexibility of Josh’s therapy and appointments, and to provide time for rest (vocal and physical) when needed. We appreciate your continued prayers and support!
With love, Josh and Laura

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May 7, 2021

Such good news. So glad you guys are doing well.

Carol Lowne

May 6, 2021

Thankful Josh and Laura! We miss you.

Laverne and Lynn Bates

March 4, 2021

Hi Laura Girl and Josh, I bet you already know who this is! Boy do we miss both of you at church! Of course, we don't go, physically, but we could see you on Online Services...I do hope you will be back someday. I'm sure you will. Someday we will all look back on these couple of years and laugh and rejoice of how God works in our lives. What a blessing that Josh has been able to have the transplant and meet all the challenges he has gone through. We think of you often and always keep you in our prayers. Love to both, Harry and Judy Wood

Judith Y Wood

January 26, 2021

Thanks for the good news Josh and Laura. Will be praying for the next step to have good results.

Laverne and Lynn Bates


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