Welcome To Our Team Page!
It's that time of year again!!! Team Owen will be walking on Sunday May 21st at 10:00am on Pier 84 in Manhattan, NYC to help raise money for a foundation near and dear to our hearts. Hope and Heroes not only raises money for cancer and rare blood disorder research, they do so much more for families like ours.
Owen was diagnosed with a brain tumor on September 4, 2015. Our pediatrician sent us right from the MRI to Columbia University, where we met a wonderful team of surgeons, doctors, oncologists and nurses who have been working so hard to help Owen since.
Owen has had 2 neuro surgeries to remove as much of the tumor as possible. He received several different chemotherapies, radiation therapy only to discover that the tumor continued to grow despite these interventions. With the help of genome testing, Owen's oncologist discovered that his tumor is more aggressive than previously thought. He was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Asytocytoma a malignant brain tumor located in his Thalamus. He is currently on a aggressive chemotherapy treatment plan of three different chemotherapies.
Our son has been battling his cancer for a year and a half now. He is a warrior. Although there is no current chemotherapy to specifically target Owen's mutation, we hope and pray for that miracle. We need further research and development of a new medicine. Now more than ever, we need your help.
On May 21st, we'll be walking to raise money in support of this wonderful foundation. We ask that you please consider making a donation, or even better, join team Owen! We need to find a cure for cancer...no child should have to go through this.
We will be wearing our Team Owen t-shirts on the walk again this year. If you don't have one, we still have some available. You can message Owen's Fight page (through Facebook) to order one. Quantities are limited. The deadline to order shirts is May 1st. They are $15.00 each.
Please give as generously as you can - or consider joining our team and walking with us. The Walk takes place at beautiful Pier 84 (West 44th St. at the Hudson River) and is an inspiring and fun day for the whole family.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your love and support! #Team Owen