Josiah's parents writes to us:
Josiah is a seven year old with a tenacity and caring unlike many children his age. Last month Josiah more than tripled his original goal, raising $605 dollars for childhood cancer research by shaving his head with St.Baldricks. When asked why he chose to do this he responded “because it makes my heart happy!”
When he isn't fundraising to help others Josiah also enjoys wrestling, baseball and being outside with his siblings.
He already has plans to double his efforts and raise over $1000 for next years event! He vowed to not shave his head for a whole year until the next St Baldrick's event. He loves his family. For Valentine's Day he wrote his aunt Mariah a Valentines card asking her to be his valentine because she told him she didn't have one.
His caring and compassionate nature are always present and his joyous personality are just a few of the many qualities that make Josiah a nominee for Great Kid of the Week. I asked one of his teachers that he adores what it is that she loves about him so much and this is what she wrote: “Josiah is a spunky, full of energy, caring little boy. Seeing his face lights up my day when he comes running to me, arms wide open ready for a day-changing hug. He lights up my day every time I see him. He can be painfully honest, but that is what is great about him; you never know what he’s going to say. One thing you can always count on is seeing his smiling, loving face because it is very rare you see him sad or upset. He is the most caring little boy with energy I am envious of and he is going to do great things in the future. I look forward to see all of the things Josiah accomplishes!”