Skip to content

Embracing Owen

Organized by: Shannon OKane

Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo
Shannon's Photo

THE STORY:

We're rallying to support Owen, a certain 4 year old gifted with perseverence and resiliency, as he approaches his operation to remove his brain tumor.

As many of you know, Owen has had a long journey his 4 short years of life. When he was born, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and Dandy Walker, essentially informing us that he will have developmental delays, but to what extent, we wouldn't know. Over the next 3 years, Owen endured 8 major surgeries - specifically, 4 brain surgeries, 1 open heart surgery, 2 GI/Abdomen surgeries, and 1 spinal surgery. This past January, Owen was diagnosed with a brain tumor, requiring a 9th operation. After all that he has been through, this one has been the toughest to process. It's been a pretty tough road for Owen and his family and it's hard to watch them have to navigate so much.

Despite these challenges, Owen is a total champ - facing challenges one day at a time and powering through. Of course, his journey hasn't been easy; physically, emotionally, or financially. This operation alone will incur thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket medical expenses. As part of Megan and Brent’s community, I want to help. Help us rally to show our support, remind them that they aren't alone, and that they are part of something larger than just the two of them.

Owen has been an amazing catalyst for inspiration and connection. Please join us as we embrace Owen and his family, and help them feel the support of community. You can participate by giving a donation, joining one of our events, or sharing this with others in your community.

On behalf of Owen, his family, and all those people who have helped expand our hearts, even when theirs were not strong, thank you so much!

Shannon O'Kane (Owen's Aunt NoNo)

Ps.  If you haven't already, join Owen's facebook page for updates after his surgery on Monday, May 11th: https://www.facebook.com/groups/embracingowen/

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$10,229

 

205% Raised of $5,000 Goal

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Daniela Papi

    $500

  • Shannon O'Kane

    $500

  • Peter and Theresa O'Kane

     

  • Daniela Kon, Social Impact Media Awards

     

  • Erinn Sullivan, Social Impact Media Awards

     

  • Amy and Paul Koszarek

    $100

  • Mary Kay and Rick Diderrich

    $500

  • Rob and Sarah Schueler

     

  • Derek, Amanda, & Kenadie Andrasic

    $200

  • Kathryn Lucarelli

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dana Skinner

    $200

  • Cunningham Family

    $100

  • Sarah LaPlante

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Casey & Caty

     

  • Dr. Kory Wegner

    $100

  • Jerry and Lois Haffner

    $100

  • Amy Pikalek & Family

    $50

  • Sue Fox

    $100

  • Nancy and Ken Hauser

     

  • Miss Mandy

     

  • Betsy Schlemeier

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The Schoenemans

     

  • Parker and Hadley Holcomb

    $50

  • Tim and Meli

    $50

  • ima

     

  • Katie and David

    $100

  • The Esser family

     

  • Team SIMA

    $100

  • Kevin Moyle

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gabbie, Livie, and Suraya

    $100

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    $50

  • Larry and Diana Schluter

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jon and Marcy Polasky Family

    $500

  • Randy and Georgann Diderrich family

    $100

  • Schooley Family

     

  • Betty,Mike, Mandy, Karen, Michele

    $260

  • Sue and Bill Moyle

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Southcott Family

     

  • Beth and David Arnott

     

  • Theresa Ratigan

     

  • Miki Fire

     

  • The Rineharts

     

  • Mike & Kathy Callies

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • John and Mary Coster Mullen

    $100

  • Maryann Bylander

     

  • Anonymous

     

  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

Shannon OKane

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Sending love and healing to your family. 2 years ago

Maryann Bylander

Maryann Bylander

2 years ago

John and Mary Coster Mullen

John and Mary Coster Mullen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

Lip Sync Competition FUNdraiser - sending so much love to you, Owen!! 2 years ago

Mike & Kathy Callies

Mike & Kathy Callies

DONATION: $100

All our thoughts and prayers have been with you since Owen' s birth. Happy Mother's day Megan. You and Brent should take some time for your selves. Glad we could help. 2 years ago

The Rineharts

The Rineharts

Learning from and loving Owen! 2 years ago

Miki Fire

Miki Fire

With much love to all of you:-) 2 years ago

Theresa Ratigan

Theresa Ratigan

2 years ago

Beth and David Arnott

Beth and David Arnott

2 years ago

Southcott Family

Southcott Family

2 years ago

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms