Josie Greenwood is our sweet little girl who died of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia the day after Easter 2007 at the age of three.
Josie was born July 18, 2003, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Nancy Marie Vasichek Greenwood and Joseph Edward Greenwood. She attended preschool at Saint Mary’s Project Kids and continues to be an original firestorm of pure love and inspiration to an awesome number of people who hear of her beautiful life.
Josie loved to dance and sing, put on make-up and ride bike with her sisters, play lovingly with her many young friends around home and at school, wrestle her dad (“Um, Joey, excuse me my good man..”), snuggle with her warm mommy, visit her grandparents to feed the horses on the farm or to watch football games with her extended family of dear fans.
Josie has two sisters, Jordyn Seanna Thomas and Averi Rose Greenwood, and a brother whom she only had but a few moments to dream of, Noah Joseph Greenwood. Josie continues to be sorely and forever missed. May she be kept forever near God, and may we always find her there, and gloriously meet her there, all of us.
As you will see by the following links, Josie’s life and spirit remain a powerful inspiration to those who hear her story.
- Josie’s CaringBridge.org Page
- “In the Name of Love” – University of North Dakota Alumni Review, Spring 2010
- GF woman runs marathons to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- IN THE SPIRIT: Baby Mine offers faith, love dreams to grieving
- A cluster of questions
- American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team Josie