The Josiah Hoerter Fund

For: The Hoerter Family
Wausau, WI
Organizer: Kari Noll
The Josiah Hoerter Fund (The Hoerter Family)
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 37 donors
7% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Just before Patrick and Destiny Hoerter finalized the adoption of their precious little boy, Josiah, they discovered he had MECP2 duplication syndrome.  In love, they continued with the adoption, knowing they were facing a difficult journey ahead. Whatever Josiah learned, he was expected to lose as time went on. He would be completely dependent on the care and love of his parents for the rest of his life (read more about the initial diagnosis and description of MECP2 on Destiny's post:

The doctors told them that Josiah's life expectancy would be about 25 years. This week, their world was turned upside down when they were told that Josiah was going to die due to complications, at just over 2 1/2 years old. The Hoerters are now faced with the devastating , impending decision of "how" this will happen. The options they were given are something no parent should ever have to face (read about it here:

The astronomical medical, memorial and funeral expenses are more than this family of 6 can face alone. Please consider donating to help them through this difficult time, and keep them in prayer. 

Share this page with everyone you know and let's show the Hoerters that we support them and their faithfulness to God's call on their lives to care for Josiah!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 12, 2015

Posted on February 12, 2015

Thank you to all who have donated to the Hoerters and have kept them in prayer! 
Jojo passed away on Saturday, February 7th at 8:04am while in his mommy's arms and was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father.

His funeral is Thursday, February 12th, 11am (visitation from 9-11am) at Immanuel Baptist Church in Rib Mountain.

Please keep the Hoerter family in prayer as the days go on and their hearts and lives adjust to Jojo's absence.  

Posted on February 5, 2015

Posted on February 5, 2015

We celebrated Josiah's life last night...  Such a precious time! His favorite song is "Jesus Loves Me" so we all sang it to him and he just lit up! 

His IV was disconnected just after 5pm yesterday. 

Please continue to keep the Hoerters in prayer,  that they would be sustained,  that Josiah would be pain-free and that the process would go quickly.

We praise God for Josiah's life and how his story and his parents faith and dedication have impacted others. They have never doubted once that God has a purpose for Josiah's life,  even in its brevity. 

Thank you for supporting them.  Your generosity and prayers have encouraged them and help to carry them through this devastating time! 

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