Honored Kid

Owen L.

Age 10
Owen L. Kid Photo


Magnolia , TX, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

May 2016


In treatment

Treated At

Texas Children's Hospital

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My Story

On May 2nd, 2016, a tumor was discovered in our 2 year old son’s brain. The tumor was located at the base of Owen’s head, in the 4th ventricle, and it was blocking the flow of spinal fluid resulting in pressure, pain, nausea, abnormal balance, and coordination issues.
Two days later, Owen had surgery to remove the tumor and to install an EVD to relieve the pressure in his brain. The operation was believed to be a success!
Owen received 12 total chemo treatments over 6 months, in addition to countless specialist appointments to help repair his body. 
Unfortunately, during a routine scan we discovered Owen had relapsed . Just 6 months post treatment, we are back in the fight to save our precious son. 
Our treatment plan is tumor resection surgery(s), brain and spinal cord radiation, and high dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant. 
We wake up every morning and thank God we are here with our son, and pray He along with our talented medical team can heal our son. 
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