Joe had a rare, undiagnosed heart problem which caused his death at 17 years old, on the 20th of December, 2011. Joe had a very strong Catholic faith and led his life accordingly...
After Joe's unfortunate passing, his parents found a diary he had been keeping for several years. Extracts from this diary have been compiled into a booklet.
Written messages for Joe from his classmates, friends and staff at Taylor High School. These were written and displayed on a wall while he was in intensive care.
When Joe was in intensive care fighting for his life, his classmates started a hashtag on Twitter, urging people to pray for him, which trended worldwide and was seen by millions.
In 2012, 170 people climbed Ben Nevis is memory of Joe and to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Joe climbed Ben Nevis 1 year prior to this therefore it was a fitting cause.
We have created a comments section for people to write their experiences with Joe or to reflect on how his life affected them, even after his untimely passing.