Joe J.

Joseph, who was born on June 7, 1997, succumbed to APH—a heart-and-lung disorder—on June 9, 2015. His family would like to thank the Make-A-Wish Foundation for arranging for Joseph to “meet and spend time with the Seafair Pirates. His high school gave an all-school surprise Pirate day for him, before one of his surgeries.

Joseph’s family would like everyone to know that “he cared for everyone, especially if they had special needs. He never complained about his health issues. He always had a big smile, even when sick.”