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As many of you know I work for Great Clips and one of the best parts about my job is all of the amazing people that I get to meet! My story with Owen and his family is pretty cool as well! I've known Owen since before he was born! His big brother, Liam, and dad, Kevin, would come in for haircuts all the time! Not long after Owen came along did we become buddies! He would come in for visits before he had hair to cut! We'd bonded while he was hanging out in his stroller watching Liam and Kevin get their turns in the chair. I don't think he even knew what being unhappy was, he always had a ginormous smile on his face. A few years later Owen was involved in an accident which resulted in him losing part of his right foot and lacerations to his left leg. He was transferred to Loyola via helicopter and spent 28 days there undergoing numerous procedures and operations. He returned after the accident a little weary of haircuts but his smile eventually returned! He is a hero and true model of what courage really is! Owen is always proud to show off his new prosthetic that he gets to help design! As many of you know I love my sleep but they make my 8 A.M. Saturdays something I look forward to. Owen is strong and brave and I am incredibly honored to join him, Carrie, Liam and Kevin as they walk to raise money for an outstanding cause! I'm sure that Owen will beat me in this 5k, especially if you know my feelings towards exercising, but I hope that my efforts can help share his story and raise some money at the same time!
I am participating in the Loyola Medicine 5K for Kids on June 4 to support pediatric health care programs at Loyola Medicine. Each year, thousands of families turn to Loyola to care for their sick or injured children. By joining me or making a donation to this cuase, you are helping to celebrate health, inspire hope and become a hero for Loyola's youngest patients.
Did you know...
- Loyola University Medical Center is the birthplace of the world’s smallest surviving baby. The baby was born on September 19, 2004 and weighed just 9.17 ounces.
- The overall survival rate of infants in Loyola’s NICU is 98 percent. As a level-III perinatal center, Loyola offers the latest technology, therapies and techniques to care for premature and sick infants.
- Loyola's Pediatric Mobile Health Unit was the first of its kind in the Midwest. This 13-ton, 40-foot clinic on wheels has treated more than 100,000 children throughout Chicago and its suburbs.
- Loyola's Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital opened in 1996 as a hospital within a hospital, offering a 50-bed level-III NICU, a 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a monitored unit for infant and toddlers and 34 general pediatic beds.
Join me today and you can be a hero, too!
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