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My Story

We've created this website to keep friends and family updated about our precious baby boy. Please subscribe to this site to receive updates and prayer requests, as well as send us your thoughts, support, and love since we may not be able to respond to everyones' calls or messages.
If you would like to help more we could use help with meals. We have created a meal sign-up website, which we will send the link directly, or you can email my sister at tmhodgson@yahoo.com to receive the link. Also, see MEALS on the first journal page.



Welcome baby Bowen "small victorious one"!!! Bowen was born on April 7th, right on his daddy's birthday!!! Happy birthday daddy. He was scheduled to be born on April 23rd but decided to make his debut a little early.  
The c-section went well but when he was born he needed some assistance with breathing, so he was put on oxygen. He was retaining amniotic fluid around his organs so the doctors began a series of tests, which led to the diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). You can imagine that this has been a shock.  We are not sure of what type of PKD he has at this point but we are talking with the doctors to figure out what our next step will be.

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"
                                 Philippians 4:13

 

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Lydia Palomino signed Bowen's Guestbook.

Gillis Family,I'm thankful for the experience you guys had to go through, because it gave me hope. I had three miscarriages and was just starting to loss hope and just ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "Book and toy Drive".

Hi everyone We hope you are having a great summer.  We are excited to be a part of a book and toy drive we are holding for the pediatric dialysis unit at Phoenix ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "Book and toy Drive".

Hi everyone We hope you are having a great summer.  We are excited to be a part of a book and toy drive we are holding for the pediatric dialysis unit at Phoenix ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis added a new photo.

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "PKD Fundraiser".

Hi Everyone!  We are excited to announce our 2nd annual fundraiser in honor of Bowen,  on Saturday, Sept. 29th at 6pm at the Buttes in Tempe, AZ.  If you are local and ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "Bowen's Hope".

Hi everyone-  I just wanted to let you know we have Bowen's website up and running for this year's event.  Go to www.bowenshope.com to check it out!  We will be posting ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "Bowen's Hope".

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had a great holiday and starting the new year off to a good start!  We just wanted to keep everyone updated with what's been going on!  ... Read more

tara bain signed Bowen's Guestbook.

Hi Heather!  I wanted to thank you for sharing Bowen's story and for reaching out to us when we lost our sweet Kooper.  I tried emailing you and I guess maybe you have a ... Read more

Nicole Onfrillo signed Bowen's Guestbook.

I love your Christmas card and your reminder to slow down and be still.  I definately needed to hear that message.  Have a great Christmas season and enjoy all of live's ... Read more

Mac & Heather Gillis posted a new journal entry, "Merry Christmas!".

Hello from the Gillis Family-  This year we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed year.  Despite our difficult year, this year we still have a ... Read more

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