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3 Life Lessons I Learned From My Late Husband

March 07, 2018

My late husband, Josh, was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma— a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in November 2014. He fought the disease bravely for two years, but died of complications on Dec. 13, 2016.

Before Josh passed away, he had black and yellow wristbands made that said, “KEEP GOING/NEVER DIE EASY.” Those words are a constant reminder to me that no matter how hard life gets, I have to persevere. Not only for me, but for Josh and all of the other cancer patients whose lives ended too soon.

Here are three other things I learned from my husband...

How My Late Husband's Positive Attitude Continues to Inspire Me

February 20, 2018

My late husband and I had only known each other for a couple of months when he was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma — a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in November 2014.

I’d just helped a close friend with a breast cancer diagnosis, so I knew what a battle with cancer looked like and what it would take to get through it. My heart was broken. But I also knew that Josh and I shared something very special — and I wasn’t about to let cancer get in our way...

Josh Powell Foundation Bad Dad Joke Battle Charity Event

November 05, 2017

Presenting the first ever Josh Powell Foundation Bad Dad Joke Battle charity event! 

Video highlights of 16 contestants competing in a single elimination Bad Dad Joke Battle for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. All ticket sales go directly to the Josh Powell Foundation, a nonprofit created with the purpose of bringing hope and awareness to children and young adults battling sarcoma cancer. Congratulations to our $1,000 grand prize winner, Mitchell Crumbley, for holding out the longest without laughing at the worst dad jokes!

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by CPT Sweezy)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

- General George C. Marshall

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by Dan McGue)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

- General George C. Marshall

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by Tyler Shrader)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

- General George C. Marshall

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by Reed Caradine)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

- General George C. Marshall

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by Carlton Shelley)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

-General George C. Marshall

Josh Powell Army Football Locker Dedication (Speech by Josh's wife, Fabi Powell)

November 10, 2017

Football Locker Dedication in honor of 1LT Josh Powell

Army Football locker Room, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

-General George C. Marshall

Race to Cure Sarcoma Nashville

November 04, 2017

Fabi Powell speaks at the first ever Race to Cure Sarcoma Nashville in honor of her late husband Josh Powell. Josh lost his life after a 2 year hard fought battle with synovial sarcoma just 31 days after marrying the love of his life. Over 400 people came out to raise funds for Sarcoma research and help spread sarcoma awareness. 

Your LOVE is inspiring - Spinkle Kindness

July 15, 2017

On April 6th, I had the pleasure of meeting Fabi Powell on a Delta flight, from Nashville to Detroit. This day was far from normal, especially for Fabi and her family. Due to the recent passing of her husband, Josh, Fabi and her family were sending him to Rest In Peace...

Marathon Brings Runners With Unique Stories - News Channel 5 [VIDEO]

April 28, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Runners from all 50 states and 25 different countries registered for the 2017 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon with the goal of crossing the finish line, and those who registered all decided to run for different reasons...

Hendersonville man wins Nashville marathon for 5th consecutive time - Fox 17 News [VIDEO]

April 29, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 30,000 runners took part in the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon on Saturday...

St. Jude's Hero Fabi Powell 4/26/17 - Today in Nashville [VIDEO]

April 26, 2017

Fabi Powell's appearance on Today in Nashville...

Wife of Late Army Ranger Finishes His Cancer Bucket List - Good News Network

April 25, 2017

A graduate of West Point; a football player for the Army; an Army Ranger – when you think of someone who represents all of those things, you immediately think of great strength, courage, and resilience. You don’t think of a 26-year-old struck down in the prime of his life by a rare and catastrophic cancer, but that is exactly what happened to Josh Powell...

The Love Story of Fabi and Josh - Snippet and Ink

April 24, 2017

On November 12 2016, Fabi & Josh married in a sunset ceremony in Nashville. One month and one day later, Josh’s life was taken by cancer.

I am honored to bring you their story today. Fabi has been so open in letting me ask all of the difficult questions, and answering them with such grace. Would you marry your person, knowing they were dying?...

USMA Steel Hearts

January 01, 2020

A little over 3 months ago, we lost our brother, 1LT William Joshua Powell, after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was 27 years old...

Drunk Old Grad

December 13, 2016

Josh Powell, Class of 2013, passed away earlier this morning after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was a Linebacker on the Army Football team who helped secure their bowl game victory in 2010 and earned his Ranger Tab after graduation...

West Point grad, linebacker dies after battling cancer - ArmyTimes

December 16, 2016

A former linebacker at the United States Military Academy died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, according to West-Point.org.  

First Lt. Josh Powell graduated from West Point in 2013 and was serving as a platoon leader in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...

West Point Memorial

December 13, 2016

1LT William Joshua Powell, known as Josh by friends and family, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Josh was 27 years of age. He was assigned to 2 BDE Infantry at Ft. Campbell, KY...

Our Wedding Video - Matt G Video [VIDEO]

November 12, 2016

The story of Josh and Fabi Powell is the greatest example of a life's purpose that we could ever share. Josh was diagnosed with cancer a few months after they met. What they chose to do with that news was pour a whole lot of living into the time they have been given together. They have laughed, cried, and, more importantly, loved. A few months ago, after getting the news that the cancer had spread, Fabi and Josh decided to move their wedding date up. Fabi came to us and asked if we would be by their side to capture the love and memories from their wedding day. We were honored to be chosen. The week leading up to the wedding, Josh was hospitalized in the ICU. Somehow, Josh gathered every bit of strength he had and made it to the wedding. Their words to one another illustrate how selfless and caring they both are and it is so beautiful. These two get it. They give us purpose. Their hearts are inspiring. We were able to rush this film to completion so that Josh could watch it with his bride.

 

Venue: Aerial
Photography: Kristin Sweeting
Getting Ready Location:  Hunter Paige
Wedding Planner: Strategic Hospitality
Cake: Dolce Desserts
Rentals:  Music City Tents
Flowers:  Reveal Event Style (Jennifer Neal Edwards)

Race to Cure Sarcoma Chicago - Fabi's Story

October 29, 2016

I will be tackling our inaugural Race to Cure SarcomaTM Chicago in honor of my fiancé, Josh Powell.   Josh has been fighting this war against Sarcoma since he was diagnosed in November of 2014, two months after we met... 

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