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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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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

January 28, 2021

Josh’s bronch results showed no rejection or infections! Thanks for your prayers.

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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

December 6, 2020

Looking forward to listening in...missing you!

Laverne and Lynn Bates

October 30, 2020

Wonderful news for you both! We still have the joy of praying over you both every day! So wonderful to hear of this great praying for vocal cord healing!

Carol Lowne

October 30, 2020

Thanks for the great news Josh and Laura!

Laverne and Lynn Bates