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by Josh Truini
(Portland Oregon)

My oldest son Joshua Tyler was born 23.Oct.2008. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor of 09.July 2009. The doctors insisted it was colic or acid reflux. We had to beg for the MRI which revealed the tumor.

He endured 12 surgeries, 12 MRIs, 30 CTs, 3 rounds of chemo, and over 30 treatments of radiation. Joshua endured tremendous amounts of pain, became a quadriplegic, and went to heaven on 09.July 2010.

Matthew, our second son is now 2.5 years old.

Abigail, our daughter was still born at 18 weeks on 05.April 2013. My wife went through 12 hours of painful labor to deliver Abigail.
Abigail is buried with her brother Joshua.

Since Abigail we have been unable to conceive, have undergone 2 IUIs, one of which resulted in a miscarriage 2 months ago.

My wife is angry at everyone including me.

I am tired, lost, and lonely.
My son, Matthew, is my only joy.

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