Thank you for the support you have given Owen, Val, and I over the last
year. Please feel free to come celebrate Owens 2nd birthday and many
accomplishments. We will not be accepting gifts, but will have a Children's
hospital donation drop if you really wanted to do something. If you are
worried you won't know anyone... Just bring a friend.
Please try and RSVP via the Facebook invite or email Val at
Our beautiful son Owen was born on August 26, 2011. He shares his birthday with his dad and his heart of both of us.
Unfortunately, on November 13th 2011 he suffered from a pediatric stroke that caused brain damage to his right
frontal lobe. After the stroke we were told that Owen may not be able to walk and would likely lose the majority of movement in his left arm and hand. Owen was working hard to prove them wrong. Attending physical and occupational therapy, Owen began using his hand to show the doctors that he is too stubborn to listen to them.
On January 27th, 2011… Owen went in for a EEG to see how he was progressing since being taken off one of the many dications he is on. During that time we found that Owen was having infantile spasms. Infantile spasms are an extremely dangerous kind of epilepsy that is often linked with developmental issues. Owen now has the tough job of going through a diet and steroid regiment in addition to all of the other work he was already doing. We are confident that Owen will once again beat the odds and show us how tough he his!