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By: Sophia Price

Josh's Death 

Josh was my best friend, he showed great compassion in everything he had ever done, and was the most amazing person to walk to earth. 

May 26, 2021 

It was quiet in the house, and very cold. I felt tension in the air like never before but I was happy because school was ending and summer was starting. Everyone in the house was sick from covid but I tried to be strong. I helped my mom with her sickness and tried my best to nourish her back to health and all along i forgot about my uncle josh. he was down stairs in his room all alone no one was with him, I look back on him being all alone sick and i feel sorry and upset with myself for not thinking about him. 

May 27, 2021 

This day was the worst day of my life.

I woke up at around 11 in my moms bed. I felt great and not sick at all, but the others felt different. My mom made calls all day asking for advice on what to do about us all being sick, and in the end we decided to go to the doctors office to get covid tests. I never thought to bring josh. The test hurt, it made my nose tickle and my heart pound. I screamed when the doctor did the test on me. We soon got our tests back and I had covid and so did my mom. we went home, on the way we stopped at jamba juice. I felt off but I just brushed it off, maybe it was because I was sick? When I got home me and my big sister Emmi were doing our nails, when all of the sudden I heard my mom banging on josh's door and he wasn’t answering, I thought it was all fine, but soon enough it wasn’t fine. My mom broke the door down, I remember walking in seeing a bit of thrown up food on his face, and purple veins on his back when my mom tried to flip him over. We called the police and they came, some of my family members arrived and so did a neighbor. I didn’t know what to think. I hadn’t processed it yet. I was so scared. When the ambulance took him away I ran. I ran as fast as I could. “this can’t be happening!” “Why is this happening?” I thought to myself. 

The funeral

It had been a few days since josh died. Everyone was devastated. I never cried not till the funeral, as I walked into the funeral I broke down, I couldn’t hold it in much longer. I missed my best friend. As I read my speech to everyone I felt watched. But it passed. 

I now know that everything is always going to work out, but it just takes time. I think about josh everyday, I know he is flying high and living his biggest dreams. Love Like Josh