Parents want nothing less than happiness and health for their kids. Even small kids’ problems make them worried and uneasy. When something really bad and serious happens to their kids, the pain is just too great.
Josh Gray’s parents experienced that. Their lives turned into nightmare in just few hours. The unexpected ruined their lives and visions for bright future.
Josh was 17 years old and a student at Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas. One day he felt a sharp pain in his stomach and he immediately went to see the doctor.
However, what was supposed to be a regular stomach ache, turned out to be something very serious with deadly outcome.
Josh didn’t win the battle.
In a period of just two hours since the moment he got into the doctor’s office, this healthy and young man suffered a deadly artery rapture. The artery was running to his pancreas and it was too late to stop the bleeding. Josh’s life ended very fast and too young.
“He went from going to school yesterday morning — normal day, happy — to having a stomach ache, to within two hours not being with us anymore.”
This tragedy hit his friends and schoolmates. The sudden and premature death touched almost everyone who knew Josh. Even though he and his friends were planning a trip, everyone participated in his memory.
His friends’ shock was evident. Some of their comments are:
“Josh loved everyone for who they were.” says his friend Austin, and he goes on:
“I’m loud and obnoxious; he loved that about me. I mean, he loved all of us for exactly who we were. And that was the best part about being with Josh; you could be you.”
In addition to that, his closest ones set up a fund rising page. So far they have collected more than $35.000. Part of the sum will be used to cover Josh funeral expenses, and the rest will be used to fund finding and curing rare underlying illnesses. The fund rising page says:
“It is with a heavy heart and in complete shock that the friends and family of Josh try and process his passing. The Gray family is always the first to intercede and offer support the second someone they love is in need. Well, now it’s our turn. While there is nothing that anyone can say or do to make this hurt any less, we would like to open this account for people to give anything they can so that this family has one less thing to think about during this time.”
This sudden death affected his family and friends greatly. To lose a perfectly normal healthy young man is a tragedy of enormous proportions. We can only imagine the pain and sorrow that his mother and father feel. Our prayers are with the family!