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This magnificent quilt was created and generously donated to be raffled by Quilt With Class to benefit the House family as Josh continues to recover from numerous injuries at Benefis in Great Falls. Tickets are $2 each or six for $10 and can be purchased at Quilt With Class. The drawing will take place on Friday, Sept. 20, so get your tickets now!

If you were one of the many disappointed that your ticket was not the lucky one drawn for this amazing Fender Squire Strat on display down at the Coyote Club you have another chance to win! Gordon Smedsrud was the first lucky winner of the guitar donated by Dave and Linda Midland, one of three, and he generously donated it back to be raffled again. Stop by the Coyote Club and buy your tickets before the second drawing that will be taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 1.     

If you were one of the many that bought a ticket, or six, in hopes of winning one of the awesome guitars donated by Dave and Linda Midland and weren’t a lucky winner on Aug. 31 you have another chance! The first raffle wrapped up two weeks ago when Brenda Burns, Gordon Smedsrud and Carl Suta won the drawing, but Burns and Smedsrud donated their guitars back to be raffled off again!

All ticket proceeds from the first raffle were donated to the House family and the same goes for this raffle. Tickets for another chance to win a guitar are currently available at the Montana Club and the Coyote Club. The winners of the second chance raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Raffle tickets are also currently on sale to win a gorgeous quilt created and donated by Quilt With Class. The quilt is 55”x77” and flannel backed, for $2 a ticket or six for $10, this is an absolute steal for whoever is lucky enough to win!

Josh’s Fight bracelets are still on sale, one for $5 or three for $12 and can be found at the Montana Club, Coyote Club, Glocca Morra in Sweetgrass or through John and Jamie Postma. 

The Josh’s Fight window decals are still available as well, for $5 a piece, and are located at the Montana Club, the Coyote Club, the Glocca Morra or through Jayleen Nelson or Barbie Alvestad. Big Sky Creative Works donated the decals and for those who don’t live in the area, they are happy to send you one for an additional $1 postage fee. Simply send a private message to Big Sky Creative Works on Facebook for more information.

Josh continues to fight and is getting stronger each day. On Aug. 23 he moved from ICU at Benefis to the North Tower and has been taking baby steps of improvement ever since. His recovery is far from over, but each day brings hope as he continues to heal with the support of his family, friends and community. 

The latest, detailed update found on the Josh’s Fight Facebook page from his mom, Dina House, on Aug. 31, stated the following good news: 

“Little things keep happening with Josh. Yesterday, speech therapy deflated the collar inside his trach, he could swallow, breathe through his mouth and nose, and made noises as if he wanted to talk. They decided that a smaller trach will be put in sometime next week.

Today we went down in the afternoon, usually he is sleeping, not today. They had just put him in bed and he was tired, but when he saw us he had a hard time falling asleep. I was standing there talking to him and he yawned! I think he yawned four times and the last one he did was a loud one. 

Madi was talking to him and she walked away for a minute, he lifted his arm and put his hand out to her.

So the steps are continuing and this mama and papa bear had a very hard time leaving him tonight.

Thank you all for your continued support, love and prayers.”

The support, love and prayers just keep coming as Josh continues to fight with his family beside him and his friends and community standing behind him, cheering him on. Around here, no one fights alone. If you haven’t already, join Josh’s Fight. 

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