Once we got Owen’s heart beat back, he was taken to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. There, Owen spent the last five days of his life on the fifth floor. Our family was blessed by the staff and their generosity to make the ‘best’ of his last days. Our simplest wish was granted: do you have feathers so we can make him a head dress? It was small and foolish, but it brought us a few laughs as we prepared to say goodbye to our Owen.
I’ve heard of this walk before, but I never gave a second thought to participating. An internet friend set up a group and we are walking in memory of our Owen. With hopes of raising money for this magical hospital, where dreams are made true – whether it’s the life of your child being saved, more time, or feathers to make your dying child a head dress.
Please do ME the honor and walk with us if you can. It’s a chance to pay back for some of the gifts we have received through this. We want to paint the streets of Milwaukee OWENGE!
Here is a link for more information on the walk: http://www.alsrun.com/EventInfo.htm
To register to be on the team visit: https://register.alsrun.com/Teams/TeamLogin.aspx
* Then search for owengewarriorwalkers
* Select owengewarriorwalkers
* The password is OwenBissing
You can also join the public facebook event Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk — Owenge Warrior Walkers
To donate for this event, visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/owenge/owensmom
Hope to see you there sporting your OWENGE!