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Parents Jennifer and Justin Ericsson pose for a family photo with their sons Ethan (center), 7, and Josh, 9. Justin Ericsson, 42, died April 14 after an almost two-year battle with cancer. (Photos by Jennifer Ericsson)
Jason Addy, Contributing Editor
2:18 am CDT July 22, 2019

In the days, weeks and months following Justin Ericsson’s skin cancer diagnosis in May 2017, life quickly began to change for him and his family. 

With Justin requiring extensive treatment and regular medical appointments — and doctors initially estimating he had only a year to live — time was fading. Justin and his wife, Jennifer, worried they would struggle to keep life as normal as possible for their two young sons — Josh, 9, and Ethan, 7.