In an instant, he was gone.
As Josh peddled down our driveway, some of the last words that we spoke
to him that afternoon were, “Be home on time.”
Our words implied our house, here on earth.
We had no idea that a mere 35 minutes later, we would be hurriedly
ushered to his side by a cycling friend to find him unconscious, not breathing
and with no heart beat after being hit by a car in our neighborhood.
That he was at home. But it was his Heavenly home, with God.
This is the Joshua Helfrich Memorial and Scholarship
Foundation website and is in memory of Joshua Helfrich, our 10 year old son,
who’s life was cut tragically short on September 16, 2004. The foundation that
bears his name was founded to distribute aid for charitable and educational
purposes primarily for children and young adults. We invite you to explore our
web home. Get to know a little about Josh, the organizations that we support,
and the aid we provide, each accessible by the menu links to the
left. Also, please excuse our construction mess, we are still
in the process of building portions of this site.