About The 444 Project

As a young adult, Josie Thompson was diagnosed with Depression/Bi-Polar disorder.  Since 2008 she has visited physiatrist after physiatrist trying over 30 different medications but to no avail. In 2012, frustrated by an inability to live a “normal” life, she decided to make a difference.  She set out to prove to the world a three-point thesis:


1. Everybody has a story to tell.

2. There is goodness alive and well in the world today.

3. Everyone has a reason to live.


Josie has always genuinely loved people so she proves these beliefs by traveling and meeting as many people as she can.  She relies on the goodness of strangers and interviews people from all walks of life and ends each interview with the same question: “What brings you JOY?”  She has entitled this endeavor The 444 Project, inspired by the family’s favorite scripture, Alma 44:4.  She originally started this unique project as a way to bring hope and joy to others when in reality, it has probably benefited her the most.


This Project began in the United States, made its way over to Europe, is going to the Philippines in June 2015 and then eventually all over the world!  Josie has finally found her mission in life!  As she inspires thousands, she very much desires and strives TO BE THE GIRL WHO BRINGS LIGHT TO OTHERS THROUGH HER OWN DARKNESS and has now made that her life goal.


Josie blogs and now speaks all over and shares with people about The 444 Project and about her battles with darkness and her unique life experiences in a moving, engaging and candid manor that invites everyone to seek after JOY and see the good in the midst of their own adversity.


“The good thing about JOY is, even if I can’t feel it, I know it can still be there.  And because it can be so fleeting, I have dedicated my life to seeking, embracing, enjoying, appreciating and striving to create it and share it with others.”  -Josie Thompson

Meet The Team

Josie Thompson

Brighton Solomon

Olivia Evans

Brighton Solomon grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona where he enjoyed a childhood without ever wearing shoes!  He comes from a wonderful family and after an illustrious high school career, now works with America’s Swimming Pool Company while putting himself through college.


In 2005 after an eight month battle with cancer, Brighton’s sister London passed away.  It was through this experience that Brighton came to believe that families could be united forever.  It is this hope that brings Brighton the greatest JOY in his life.  Brighton volunteered for five years with London’s Run to raise donations for other children who struggle with cancer.  He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London, England.  Now, after meeting Josie, Brighton has been excited to join The 444 Project to continue spreading JOY!

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