"I'll never be able to get over her. She was my other half, my soulmate, my reason to be here. But I can move on. I can continue to live my life."
"She brought two beautiful daughters into this world. And I can see so much of Joann in them. She showered this family with love and support. She created happiness wherever she went. And that's a person I'll always love."
"In the beginning, she taught me about love, she taught me about happiness. And in the end, she taught me a
“I can’t know for sure, but I hope with all my heart that I’ve made her proud. I’d like to think so, but there are so many things she deserves from me. But I’m a work in progress…"
"So now, since she's passed, I've decided to change parts of my life to honor her. She's always taught me that each day is a gift. And because life is so short, I must live it to the fullest."
"Her life has taught me to love unconditionally, never end a conversation in a bad way, never go to be
“During her battle with cancer, I helped take care of her a lot of the time. It felt great to comfort her and do whatever I can to ease her pain. That’s when I discovered what I want to do with my life.”
“She would endlessly compliment me on the care I gave her. She saw something in me during this whole battle. My desire and ability to help people. I mean, I love helping people. Seeing my mom go through such terrible pain gave me a burning desire to stop it. That’s when I d
After Joann's death, her family founded a memorial scholarship foundation in her name, awarding students who've somehow been affected by cancer, and are pursuing a career in the medical field.
Each year, for the past five years, family and members of the community have organized a charity basketball game in efforts to raise funds for the scholarship foundation. Named, Guns and Hoses, this basketball game is a competition between the local Firefighters and Police Officers.