Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Moganko For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Project Launches NOW!

I've been working my butt off to finish this project for over a year now and ladies and gentleman....the day is here! The Moganko For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Project officially launches right now!

I dedicate this to The CF Community, my loved ones, and all the volunteers who made this possible. I also want to dedicate this to my sister Angie, Conner Jones and everyone else who is with us in spirit! Enjoy the music, the magic, and the fun of this project!















http://www.mogankoforcf.org/

Share this project on your websites, write blog posts and share the videos on them, and send emails to your entire contact list! People need to know about it so Moganko can meet the Muppets! You are the heart of this project. It won't happen if you don't talk about it.
As a matter of fact, make sure the topic comes up at during your holiday dinner. :-D

MOST IMPORTANTLY....

Make sure you join the Moganko For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Facebook Fanpage! That is THE key element to all of this!

I'm off to enjoy the holiday and the soak in all the hard work everyone did to make this a reality!

Dream Big,

Josh

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Things She's Missed...

















It's been 18 years since Angie left this earth. I can't believe it. She's missed out on A LOT of big things in 18 years. My mind is drawn to 1994, since she missed it by weeks. Here are just a few pop culture milestones:

• OJ Simpson's trial. Man she would've been glued to Court TV during that one!

• She never saw movies like Forrest Gump, The Lion King or Pulp Fiction.

• She never heard music from artists like Sublime, The Fugees, or one hit wonders like Dead Eye Dick and their song "New Age Girl".

• She missed out on "Friends". She would've loved that show. (Sorry Molly, you know it's true.)

• She wasn't able to voice her opinion on politics and politicians.......I don't wanna talk about those. ;-)

As I write this, I find that it's the little things I miss more than anything in the world. I wish she could've:

• Met my wife and her family.

• Seen all of our little cousins who aren't so little anymore.

• Met her stepfather and stepmother and known that her parents were happy.

• Been my older sister as an adult. I want to believe that we'd have been best friends and we'd have helped each other through all the hard stuff while enjoying the happy things that life has to offer.

This Christmas is going to be hard because it's the first one without my Dad, but I'm not as sad about that as I thought I would be. Don't get me wrong...I hate that he's gone and I've certainly cried my tears because Cancer is an SOB and Dad wasn't ready to go, but he told me that he had 60 years on this earth and he was okay with that. He's right. Neither one is fair, but I'd rather have 60 years than just 16. Hell, I'm pretty pleased with 32 years when you consider that tomorrow isn't promised to anyone.

I could go on and on, but I'm rambling and you get the point. I believe she's seen all of it from heaven, but it's just not the same. Call me selfish, but I want my sister back.

I miss you Angie. Say hi to Pop for me. Don't worry, I'll keep taking care of Mom.

Love,

Josh

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jerry Cahill's CF Podcast Takes a Trip To Joshland
















My appearance on Jerry Cahill's Cystic Fibrosis Podcast that was recorded this past summer is up and available for your listening pleasure. Jerry and I are really proud of this podcast because it was unlike any other podcast either one of us had ever done before. Trying to find the right balance of seriousness, humor, and honesty when talking about death in the CF Community is a very tricky task, but I think we did pretty well.

Jerry: You're a moral and decent person in a world where they seem to be lacking and you're certainly someone I would use as a great example of determination and honesty...CF or not. I have the utmost respect for you and the wonderful things you do for the CF Community. I hope we can stay connected and perhaps work together on another project in the future. Maybe Moganko meets Mr. Cahill in the Big Apple? You just never know.


http://jerrycahill.com/
It's appropriate that this comes out in December with Angela's 18th anniversary looming. My God, has it been that long? I say that every year, but it seems like it just happened yesterday. I miss you Angie and I always will. I hope people will flock to my blog and support The Moganko Project thanks in part to this podcast, but more importantly I hope people who listen to this podcast will find comfort in the fact that our loved ones who leave this earth are always with us in our hearts.

Click below to listen to the podcast where I talk about the loss of my sister, acknowledging my sadness, and moving forward to honor her memory.

Josh on Jerry Cahill's Cystic Fibrosis Podcast Presented By The Boomer Esiason Foundation

Peaceful things and lots of love,

Josh from Joshland and Mr. Jerry Cahill

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