Josh’s online screen name for several websites and internet forums is “links_slayer” (and before you ask, no it does not have anything to do with the protagonist in the Legend of Zelda video game series or the thrash metal band) where “links” = golf course and “slayer” = destroyer (in the good, low-scoring way, of course).

As many of his closest friends and family members know, he has been an avid poker chip collector since 2005.  One particular interest in this circle of enthusiasts is creating custom poker chips.  Shortly after his diagnosis, a fellow poker chip collector (or “chipper” as they affectionately call themselves) commissioned the artwork for the LINKS_STRONG poker chips shown below and surprised him with several hundred of them.  As a sign of support, these LINKS_STRONG chips made their way to chippers around the world and the pictures started rolling in.  The rest is history.

LINKS_STRONG Chips Around the World