Joshua McDonald is no stranger to a good fight. He grew up most of his life with a single mom who fought everyday to provide for them; many times working 2 jobs just to make ends meet. In September 2006, he watched his mom fight again as she had 12 brain tumors removed and 30 rounds of radiation. But at the age of 28, Josh never imagined he would be fighting for his own life. Josh joined NAA back in December and has attended every sales meeting and info meeting.
The day after meeting with one of the founders during his trip to Dallas 2 weeks ago, Josh was on his way to an appointment when his breathing became labored. Rushing home to use his breathing treatment he had for his occasional asthma attacks, he quickly realized this was much bigger. Josh yelled for someone to call 911.
The last thing he remembers was grabbing the EMT in the ambulance by the shirt and telling him ” You gotta do something…I’m not gonna make it”. Josh prayed for his 5 month old son Beckham and passed out. He woke up 2 days later in ICU after an acute asthma attack caused by an untreated cold almost cost him his life and Beckham his daddy.
This whole experience has given Josh a renewed sense of purpose in his life and passion for his business; he also believes it is not a coincidence he had just written his own life insurance policy the day before his attack! Even more remarkable was that next Tuesday, just 3 days after being released from the hospital, Josh attended the Roberts/Patton Group sales meeting with applications in hand!
The Patton & Roberts Agency is proud to have Joshua McDonald as a valuable part of the team.
-Jeremy T. Patton