Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Walking for My Big Brother Josh Just Weeks after His Shock Death

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Walking for My Big Brother Josh Just Weeks after His Shock Death

Article excerpt

WE NEVER think it will happen to us and for our family, it all happened within 11 days.

To be honest I'm still in disbelief that I've lost my 35-year-old brother to cancer.

Just over five weeks ago my older brother Josh was diagnosed with an aggressive bowel cancer.

Despite having the tumour removed, the aggressive disease had spread rapidly to his lungs.

They say grief hits hard, but when it's someone so young and close to you there is so much more disbelief because no-one is meant to die at that age.

Josh was a man who had a zest for life, loved to travel, fish and never sweated the small stuff.

He wasn't just a big brother, he was a best friend to me.

Even after meeting people for just a few short moments, it was like they'd known him a lifetime.

So it didn't surprise me that everyone spoke so highly of my big brother. …

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