This project was inspired by Joshua James Isaac who lost his life on August 21st to a heroin overdose. Josh was in and out of treatment and was scheduled to check into a nine month treatment program hours before he passed away at the young age of 19.
Josh was born on December 29, 1993 to Rick and Joyce Isaac. Starting as a young child, he used his gregarious, almost goofy, personality and shining smile to win the hearts of the people around him. Among those people were his older sister, Lauren, and younger brother, Matthew. As a boy, he would wave to strangers, do the disco dance whenever he heard music, and make silly faces to whomever was watching. Throughout his life, he shared his sense of humor, loyalty and kind personality to create long lasting friendships with people of all ages.
Before Josh was three years old, he was on skates playing hockey. Josh loved many sports and was highly involved in baseball, basketball, soccer, and skateboarding, but hockey was always his favorite. He loved going to Kings’ games and cheering on his favorite player and role model, Luc Robitaille.
Josh was very spontaneous in nature and had many ambitions. During his preteens, he hoped to become the next Tony Hawk, and committed much of his time to skateboarding with his long time friends on Liberty Canyon. As he grew older he became very interested in cooking and took on the role of a chef in training at home with his family. He hoped to someday go to culinary school. He also loved cars, and spent time in high school learning about automobiles, hoping to someday go to school for auto mechanics. Josh’s desire to explore his passions inspired everyone else around him and for that, he will always be remembered. His adventurous spirit will be greatly missed.
Josh’s memory will live on through the many hearts he has touched.
For more information about Josh’s battle with heroin addiction, check out The Acorn’s news article.