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A series of short stories, resulting from the collaborative efforts of a mother and her dying son, tells the story of the life and death at the age of 29 of Josh Webb '90.

Alive I Cried is the recently published book by Webb and his mother, Rodey Webb, who says that her son wanted to share with others his four-year battle with acute myelogenous leukemia, in the hope that it would inspire others.

A philosophy and English (writing) major at St. Lawrence, Josh Webb was, at the time of his death, vice president of Webb & Sons, Inc./Lok-n-Logs, Inc., in Sherburne, New York, where he headed the the handcrafted log building division. According to Rodey Webb, Josh "never lost hope. He laughed and cried with fellow patients as they endured their daily treatments. He urged them to fight, to get out of bed, to walk, to eat, to laugh...the small steps of survival." The book was Josh's idea, she says, and its publication his dying wish.

For more information, visit the Josh Webb Web site.

Posted: March 24