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In memory of Josh Mayer

Created by Family Of Josh Mayer

Josh Mayer

A day doesn't go by that I am not reminded of my son Josh. His gentle smile, sensitive heart, love of the outdoors, sense of humor and handsome good looks. Josh enlisted in the Marine Corp. following his highschool graduation and was never the same again. The brain disease of addiction grabbed Josh hard as he joined in the after hours daily routine of drinking on base. Following his discharge from the military, his addiction to alcohol was apparent and he went through treatment for his disease three times. At the time of Josh's death, he had been sober for 9 months before relapsing 3 weeks before his fatal accidential overdose on cocaine. My mission has been to help other people and their families suffering from the disease avoid the pain I have been left with following the tragic lose of my beloved son Josh. Josh is gone but not forgotten, I love you Josh.

Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.

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Guest Book


1. Jennifer Alessio
I am so sorry to hear of your son Joshua. I also have a son named Joshua. Many of the pressures of life cause our children to turn to drugs as a coping mechanism when they don't know which way to turn. Coping mechanisms and confidence may help young people overcome the pressure to turn to drugs. My prayers are with you.