Friday, September 2, 2011

Portland has now made it through the first 2 weeks of the new school year, and as you can see, Portland's Pants were in some major need of some PATCHES!!!!!! 

A great BIG THANK YOU to Sarah, Nicole, Kay, Mica, Diana, Brittany and Chandra, for all your "PATCH" donations!  ALL of the donations go to Owens medical expenses, and the continued research for Juvenile Diabetes.  
Owen is doing very well, and has had a healthy summer!

We Patched Portland's Pants, and spend the afternoon playing with Owen!

Only 4 more months to go, to make it to a year!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Long Awaited Update......

It has been 3 months since Portland started his Patch project.  He has been faithful in his commitment to wear the same pair of pants EVERYDAY!!!  The Pants now have 3 patches, with another to come soon. :)  A BIG thank you to Nicole and Sarah for your "PATCH" donations!

In the last 3 months Portland has had many opportunities
to spend time with Owen...
Play visits, swimming, night at the movies, dinner dates, and fun times with all! 

Portland was recently able to help test Owen's levels, and administer his insulin...
It was difficult, scary, and a great experience.

Owen is currently doing well, however, he has had a hard last couple of months...
insulin levels hard to control resulting in seizures, many trips to the hospital, with an over night stay do to DKA.  Dealing with diabetes in a child as young as Owen is very difficult, super scary, and forever challenging.  He is very blessed to have amazing parents who are handling everything with the best of care, and for the great doctors and nurses at Primary Children's Hospital.

Please continue to donate
and help Portland reach his goal 
for Owen's every growing medical expenses. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1 of 365

Portland Trying on His Pants

Today Portland begins a grand adventure!  He had an idea of  how to raise money for his little two year old cousin, Owen, who has diabetes.  Portland decided that the best way to show support to Owen's cause would be to wear the same pair of  pants every day for a whole year. 

For an eight year old boy, wearing the same pair of pants for 365 days is an huge feat.  He is asking each of you to help "patch his pants" so he can make it through the entire year!  You can participate in Portland's pants project by making a "patch" donation on the side bar of this blog. 

There will be updates to the blog with pictures of Portland in his pants.  He hopes to raise $100 a month to help with Owen's medical expenses.

Portland Purchasing His Pants