United Patriot Missions Message to Staff at American Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Department

-Madison, Wisconsin. December 24, 2018.

Here is a message prepared for the amazing staff of the Pediatric Oncology Department at American Family Children’s Hospital. Thank you, Dr. Ken Desantes and Nurse Manager Carrier Cronk who were kind enough to let us bring their staff a warm meal this holiday as they serve #IsaacStrongWisconsin and others.

Thank you for allowing us to bring you a warm meal during your shifts this holiday. United Patriot Missions is an organization that pairs veterans and civilians together to do good works in honor of fallen service members. Our most recent mission is to support Patrick Johnson and Debbie Piccione-Johnson and their sons Tyler, Aiden, and Isaac as they battle neuroblastoma together.

It is our honor to be here with you in this moment and to give you this gift. Just as many service members are currently in distant corners of the earth battling to create the security necessary for our nation to exist and thrive, you are here on the holidays…away from your own families…serving and supporting families who are battling to exist and thrive. So we consider it an honor to be here in your presence, to bring you a warm meal, and to celebrate the miracle of life. We’ve brought you a meal that we hope will warm and nourish you as you serve the children and families here and to let you know that your sacrifice and service does not go unnoticed.

We’ve also brought you yellow shoe laces as part of our campaign to support Isaac and his family. We’ve been encouraging people to wear yellow shoe laces in honor of Isaac and his bravery, to snap a photo of themselves wearing the #yellowlaces in their footwear, and to post the images on Facebook, tagging IsaacStrongWisconsin so that Isaac and his family will know how many people Isaac inspires every day and that in less than 5 years of life, Isaac has positively impacted more people than many impact in their entire lifetime.

We take all of these actions in honor of Sergeant Dan Thompson, who made the ultimate sacrifice February 24, 2009 in Afghanistan during his service in the United States Army. We are grateful that his mother Lisa has given us permission to take these actions in honor and memory of her son Dan. We seek to create an America worthy of his sacrifice. We believe that by serving the Johnson family and the staff at Madison Children’s Hospital, this is the kind of America Dan would create himself and an action he would take without question. So we become his hands and his thoughts this holiday by bringing this gift to you seeking to continue his legacy of selfless sacrifice and service.

So thank you and please enjoy…

Learn more about how you can partner with us or help the Johnson Family at Isaac Strong and www.unitedpatriotmissions.org

#IsaacStrongWisconsin at American Family Children’s Hospital

-Madison, Wisconsin

Thank you Dr. Kenneth Desantes and Carrie Cronk, Nurse Manager in the Pediatric Cancer Department at American Family Children’s Hospital who made it possible for us to bring a warm meal to the staff working during the holidays and serving the Isaac Strong family!

We also left the staff some #yellowlaces so they can help encourage and inspire others during their service of families battling pediatric cancer in honor of Isaac!

Thank you to the anonymous donor who joined United Patriot Missions in providing the meal. We were happy we were able to visit briefly with Patrick and Isaac and wish them well as they hope to get home soon to celebrate the holidays.

Learn more about how you can help at Isaac Strong and www.unitedpatriotmissions.org.

#IsaacStrongWisconsin Interview with Jonathan Barthel and Justin Stubbendick

United Patriot Missions

Mission 1: #IsaacStrongWisconsin

Interview with Jonathan Barthel and Justin Stubbendick

Janesville, Wisconsin

September 30, 2018

United Patriot Missions pairs veterans and noble civilians together to do good works in honor of fallen service members. Our first mission has been to help serve and support the Johnson family who are facing the challenges associated with pediatric cancer. Patrick and Debbie Johnson have 3 children named Tyler, Aiden, and Isaac. Isaac is battling neuroblastoma.

In this interview with Jonathan Barthel and Justin Stubbendick, they share how their friendship formed and what led them to serve the Johnson family. Their friendship began the night Justin helped save Jonathan’s life after a vicious attack and was forged through a brotherhood that values the miracle of life and the resilience to overcome adversity with positivity. When these warriors witnessed the warrior within 4 year old Isaac Johnson–Isaac and his family had their immediate, unwavering allegiance.

Just prior to this interview, Jonathan shared with Justin that after 5 years of rehabilitation, perseverance, and recovering from his injuries, he’d just officially received his pilot license. The night Justin rendered aid to Jonathan and helped stop his bleeding, he didn’t know the full magnitude of what he held in his hands. In time it is being revealed.

It is my honor to share with you all the power of what selfless service can create.We take all of these actions in service and support of the Johnsons in honor of United States Army Sergeant Dan Thompson who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan in February 2009.

We are grateful that Dan’s mother Lisa has granted us permission to do this in her son’s name.Join us in helping to meet every possible need of the Johnson family. Learn more about our #yellowlaces campaign and other ways you can help at the link below.

www.unitedpatriotmissions.org

#IsaacStrongWisconsin Interview with Patrick and Debbie Johnson

United Patriot Missions

Mission 1: #IsaacStrongWisconsin

Interview 1 with Patrick and Debbie Johnson

Janesville, Wisconsin

September 30, 2018

United Patriot Missions pairs veterans and noble civilians together to do good works in honor of fallen service members. Our first mission has been to help serve and support the Johnson family who are facing the challenges associated with pediatric cancer. Patrick and Debbie Johnson have 3 children named Tyler, Aiden, and Isaac. Isaac is battling neuroblastoma.

We take all of these actions in service and support of the Johnsons in honor of United States Army Sergeant Dan Thompson who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan in February 2009. We are grateful that Dan’s mother Lisa has granted us permission to do this in her son’s name.

Join us in helping to meet every possible need of the Johnson family. Learn more about our #yellowlaces campaign and other ways you can help at the link below.

www.unitedpatriotmissions.org

#IsaacStrong December 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLEASE SHARE

YELLOW SHOELACES ATHLETE OUTREACH IN SUPPORT OF ISAAC JOHNSON, A 4 YEAR OLD FROM JANESVILLE BATTLING NEUROBLASTOMA CANCER

When Isaac Johnson was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer. Now age 4, this little champion has endured more than 30 chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 2 stem cell transplants, and 1 bone marrow transplant. He continues his battle today. The City of Janesville is rallying around him to support Isaac and his family. You may have seen or heard some of the local media coverage surrounding this support that includes actions by the Janesville Police Department, Craig High School, a myriad of local businesses, and an organization called United Patriot Missions that pairs veterans and civilians together to do good works in honor of a fallen service member.

If your athletic organization wants to join in this collective of people and organizations rallying to support Isaac and his family, we’re asking your athletic organization to do something special. Athletes and coaches are wearing yellow shoe laces to express their support of Isaac. They’re snapping a photo of their team wearing yellow laces during practices, warmups, or games and posting the images on their social media accounts. They’re leaving encouraging messages and tagging Isaac and his family on Isaac’s Facebook Page @IsaacStrongWisconsin to show their support!

Let Isaac and his family know your team is on Isaac’s team! We want to ensure that through all the suffering this family has endured, they know how much Isaac’s bravery has inspired and positively impacted others. We want Isaac and his family to know that even though it has been tremendously difficult, his bravery and resilience is something that inspires us all!

More info? Contact: 
United Patriot Missions Executive Director Ben Biddick 608-571-7430 unitedpatriotmissions@gmail.com www.unitedpatriotmissions.org#IsaacStrongWisconsin

#ISAACSTRONG December 14, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Janesville Police Department, Janesville Craig High School, and United Patriot Missions Present #IsaacStrongWisconsin


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Janesville, Wisconsin – When local Janesville Police Officer, Veteran, and Cancer Survivor Justin Stubbendick learned about Isaac Johnson’s battle with cancer, he had to do something about it. At age 2, Isaac was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer which he has been battling for 2 years. Now 4 years old, Isaac has endured more than 30 chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 2 stem cell transplants, and 1 bone marrow transplant. Justin reached out to the family to see how he could help and became an unwavering advocate and support. He began enlisting others to help!

Some amazing students at Janesville Craig High School along with School Resource Officer Foster, Principal Dr. Alison Bjoin, and members of United Patriot Missions have mobilized with Justin to help support and serve this family as they endure the most trying time of their lives. We are actively looking for sponsors and partners to provide a variety of resources and services for this family. Contact us today to be part of this positivity!


See the Facebook Pages at @IsaacStrongWisconsin, @unitedpatriotmissions, or www.unitedpatriotmissions.org to learn more! Reach out today with how you can help!