J.O.S.H. campaign: Finding positivity in the wake of tragedy

PHOENIX -- A Valley family is looking to find some positivity in the wake of tragedy. Their loved one passed away on Labor Day and to honor him, they started a campaign called J.O.S.H. -- Just Offer Someone Help. They say it's in hopes of making this world a bit more kind.

A positive symbol -- in a purple wristband.

Howard Dusek opens his heart to talk about his late son, Josh, who was 44 years old.

"I would be lying to you if I said it has been easy. It hasn't been for any of us because the death was so sudden and unexpected."

Earlier this month, Josh was found unresponsive, sitting in a chair in his home.

"Our son passed away unexpectedly on Labor Day. It was quite a shock to the family," said Dusek.

Josh leaves behind a wife, an 11-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son.

"He married his high school sweetheart. He had two kids and it was just like in a perfect world and then this tragedy happened and he just left this hole in our hearts."

The family wants to make an impact in honor of Josh and spread a little of what he did -- positivity and kindness.

"He had such a childlike heart. He would just do fun things at family gatherings. He would do just fun, goofy things."

"As a family, we put together wristbands that say Josh and it's in his favorite color, purple.. and every time, everyday, we look for something to do kindly for someone else and we do it in his name."

The family says they find meaning to Josh's death by just offering someone help.

"It can be as small as opening a door for someone, going into a bank or something... one act of kindness during the day for someone else.. do it for Josh, but also do it for themselves."

According to the family, an autopsy is being done to determine how Josh died. If you would like to get a free wristband as a reminder to spread kindness, contact the J.O.S.H. Campaign with your mailing address at justoffersomeonehelp@icloud.com.