BYU student, LDS seminary teacher watches son's birth before succumbing to sudden illness

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  • Colby27 Logan, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 10:17 p.m.

    My thoughts and prayers go to this wonderful family. I hope that this does not come across as insensitive, but I'm just curious as to how he got the infection?

  • theidma New York City, NY
    Dec. 17, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    So sad! May God bless and strengthen his family.

  • HSTeacher Boise, ID
    Dec. 16, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    So sorry for their trials. I pray for the comforting spirit of the Holy Ghost to be with you now and in the next several months. May you feel love, comfort and peace.

  • Wally Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 16, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    This is a very poignant story about a fine family and their loss. I have never met them but am moved to help them by donating to their fundraiser at Please all do something. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    Dec. 16, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Praying for peace for his family.

  • dick in cedar Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 16, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    what a shock, as we read the story, to realize that josh was our tagalog tutor when we were preparing for our mission here in the philippines. we looked forward to our two sessions each week on skype.

    our heart and prayers go out to his family. our memory of josh's time with us makes our stay here even more meaningful.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 16, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    I can't say anything to make you feel better. I want to tell you that when my only grandson passed on at 2 1/2 months old, I was comforted in the fact that the Lord needed him more than I did. How special your son and husband and father of Logan is that the Lord needed him now. He also knows how strong your family is and that you will be blessed as well. I love you and will pray for you and your family. Your son now has a personal angel watching over him and your family! Peace be with you all, not only at this time but throughout the year.

  • Swartzy Arlington, TX
    Dec. 16, 2013 6:58 a.m.

    no words can express to this new mother and now widowed bride, how sorry we are. My wife and I feel so badly for her and the baby, and offer prayers for their comfort and support. Sad so sad, but life is but a fleeting moment in eternity and you will be together again,

  • JBP1998 arroyo Grande, CA
    Dec. 15, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    My condolences go out to his family....I was just curious if they found out exactly what happened to him...sounds like he may have had a case of Valley Fever. Does anyone know?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 15, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    I, too, appreciated this story though it is very shocking and sad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. It makes me realize that life is so short. I will be more thoughtful and kind today and tomorrow(s. Even though we don't know the whys of his being taken so young, we do know that he was a worthy young man and will, one day, be reunited with his wife, son, and family eternally.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Dec. 15, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    How heartbreaking to hear of Josh's quick and sudden death from such an infection. He must have had extreme headaches, much worse than a migraine, which are really painful. Seeing the picture of him holding his precious newborn son makes me cry.

    My heart goes out to Erica and little Logan, and the rest of his family. I'm sure Josh will be with you always.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    Dec. 15, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Stories like this ARE news-worthy: they remind us that life is fragile and swift. They also put whatever trials we think we're experiencing into perspective.

    The comments here are also important. UteNationAlum expressed the same thought I had--everyone did all that they could, but this young man's earthly mission was over.

    I can't imagine the emotional turmoil this family is experiencing, but I pray they will be granted understanding and peace. Somehow, good will come out of this. It always does. It may take a very long time, but eventually all of them will understand. That's the miracle of life, and of passing from this life.

  • Lilalips Attleboro, MA
    Dec. 15, 2013 6:24 a.m.

    God bless and give peace to his family. I'm so sorry for such a loss. He sounds like a wonderful person. Such sadness and love in life.

  • Kjulep Honolulu, HI
    Dec. 15, 2013 3:01 a.m.

    I personally know Josh Robison or Elder Robison. I met him in the Philippines as a missionary sharing the teaching of Jesus to every families: he walk under the hot tropical weather of our town along with his companion just to fulfill their mission. He is very gregarious, generous and hilarious person. I didn't see any cultural shock in him when I first saw him: he's fluent in Filipino, and he participated to our native practices without hesitation. I remember the time he treated our neighborhood with a pizza and the time and the time he showed us his hometown through Among all the LDS missionary that was assigned in our ward, he is the only one who was assigned twice to our ward; in fact, his last ward was our place. I may not be a member of LDS but, I fully known Elder Robison. It is very shocking to here about this news this morning. I'm fully certain that he's with God. Rest in Peace Elder and Condolence to the bereaved family.

  • ElJefeOcho STAFFORD, VA
    Dec. 14, 2013 11:41 p.m.

    Erica grew up with my daughters in Virginia. She is as sweet, kind, spiritual and wonderful as any parent could hope for. Now at 23 years old she is both a new mother and a widow... all within 24 hours. Although I never got to meet Josh, I'm sure he was the same type of person. My heart breaks for both Erica, as well as Josh's family. I hope people will join me in contributing to the fund linked in the story... which will help pay for his funeral and assist Erica as she deals with this ordeal.

  • happytobehere Fillmore, Utah
    Dec. 14, 2013 11:08 p.m.

    I am so, so very sorry that his happened to your family. I wish there was some way to absorb part of your pain. I wish that when things like this happen we could share the hurt so that it doesn't have to be borne by just a few. I am sending as much love as I can, being just a stranger on a computer. I am so sorry.

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 14, 2013 10:22 p.m.

    Wow, this just made me so sad! I feel so bad for this family. He obviously had finished his mission here on this earth. Sounded like an amazing person. I pray you can find peace!