Owen Cigich

First post: May 27, 2021 Latest post: Jun 8, 2024
Welcome to our Owen's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.  Owen's story: At a routine 30 week ultrasound, doctors informed us that Owen had lost all fluid and there was a blockage causing damage to his kidneys.    Owen was born at 36 weeks with underdeveloped lungs and kidney damage.   He is currently six years old with Stage 4 end stage renal disease.  During the kidney transplant evaluation on May 20th, 2021 at four years old,  an ultrasound was done and a tumor was found on Owen's liver.   Blood work  confirmed a liver cancer called hepatoblastoma.   Owen  began chemo on June 2nd, 2021.   After three rounds of chemo, Owen had a liver resection on August 16, 2021.  His amazing surgeon was able to remove the tumor and save part of his liver.  After two more rounds of chemo, Owen is now awaiting a new kidney!   We will be searching for the perfect kidney donor soon.  Thank you for the support! 

Fox 4 News Story (2024): https://fox4kc.com/news/overland-park-boy-who-battled-cancer-in-need-of-kidney-transplant/

Fox 4 News Story (2021): https://fox4kc.com/community/teamowen-unites-hundreds-of-blue-valley-parents-around-4-year-olds-cancer-battle/?fbclid=IwAR0khtR3gei15AHTsdz1STOKMv7OiLQ2VgHaahr-tJ_2kqY2gb3VdMhF30o