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Below Deck: Captain Lee Rosbach talks honoring son Joshua’s legacy and meeting with congress for new drug laws

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck talks taking on congress and keeping his son Joshua's memory alive.
Captain Lee is going to Washington to share his story to fight for stricter drug laws. Pic credit: Bravo and @captain_lee_rosbach/Instagram

Below Deck star, Captain Lee Rosbach talks about honoring his late son Joshua’s legacy and meeting with congress for stricter drug laws.

It’s been two years since Captain Lee and his wife Mary Anne lost their son Joshua Rosbach to a drug overdose at the age of 42. The captain has been sharing the heartbreaking story of Joshua’s struggle with addiction in hopes of helping others.

As Below Deck Season 9 gets ready to hit airwaves, Captain Lee opened up about honoring Joshua. The stud of the sea is also taking his son’s story to congress to help prevent other families from suffering the loss the Rosbach family did.

How is Captain Lee honoring son Joshua’s legacy?

In an interview with E! News to promote Below Deck Season 9, Captain Lee revealed his plans for a rehabilitation center in Joshua’s name. It won’t be just any old rehab facility either. The center will be on a barge that will be called Joshua Lee.

“It’s a rehabilitation center I’ve been working on that will be on the water, on a barge, that will be not just a rehab but a vocational center,” the captain explained. “It will be able to accommodate 200 patients, and when they finish the rehabilitation part of their stay, however long that takes, they will learn a skillset and leave with a vocation.”

Captain Lee shared the barge is nearly finished, but the funds still need to get approved. Dealing with all the red tape to get the center up and running has been another issue for the captain.


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