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Bowen’s 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 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


Latest Journal Update

Running for PKD

Hello Everyone-  

Heather Gillis will join the Run for PKD team in the New York Marathon on November 2.  She wants to help raise $3,500 for the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, contributing toward a cure for PKD.  If you would like to help Heather reach her goal visit the link below and be a part of finding a cure for PKD.  Thank you all for your support!