The Josh Powell Foundation was founded in honor of 1LT William Joshua Powell by his loving wife, Fabi. At 25 years old, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma in his lower abdomen. This cancer took his life two years and 25 days later, just one month after he married the love of his life.
Fabi has made it her mission to create a legacy in honor of Josh using his story and vision to motivate and encourage others battling sarcoma cancer to be open about their battle, fight their fight, and Keep Going despite the odds stacked against them. This mindset creates a ripple effect, allowing the positive outlook of those facing adversity to continue to inspire others through their own personal battle. INSPIRING THE WORLD - ONE BATTLE AT A TIME.
JPF fulfills its mission by delivering "Powell-Packs" to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients on their first day of treatment providing hope, courage, and strength to these individuals as they take their first steps into a battle they should never have to face. Along with Josh's Keep Going statement, the Powell-Pack includes motivational and functional items that can be used on a daily basis as a constant reminder to Keep Going on the days they feel like giving up. Encouraging this positive outlook not only inspires the patient to not let cancer define them and steal their joy, it advances the mission of inspiring others through the patients own unique, personal journey.
"This statement is not just another saying or phrase to get you up in the morning. This is a statement saying that whatever it is that you are going through, whatever it is that is harming you or causing you ill, that you will persevere. This is a statement to those who hear you say this out loud that no matter where you are in life, if the hard times have you down, or if life is just kicking you in the ass, this is a statement saying that you will rise above. This is a statement that defines who we are as a human race. We do not stand on the sidelines and watch, we get back in the fight, in this amazing adventure we call life, and make the best out of it. This is a statement that is to remind you of where you have been before, and no matter what life throws at you, you will conquer it. So sit up straight, focus on the task at hand, and let all your worries go by the wayside. If you need motivation then say it out loud with me, “Keep Going!” No matter how small, always take that step to better yourself and accomplish your goals. The easiest way to succeed is to always take just one more step. What are you waiting for? Keep Going. Be strong when you are weak, be brave when you are scared, be humble when you are victorious, be badass everyday."
- Josh Powell