“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Owen was diagnosed with a Disseminated Oligodendriglioma Brain Tumor and Hydrocephalus at 6 months old. He is now almost 2 and has spent most of his short life on chemo. In his first year of life, he spent 98 days in the hospital. He has had three brain surgeries and one surgery to implant a port for chemo in his chest. No matter what he has had to endure or how sick he feels, Owen still finds a way to smile and laugh. By just looking at him and watching him play, you would never expect that he has brain cancer. It does not define him and he never lets it keep him from acting like a typical toddler. His strength and courage inspire everyone he meets!” – Jennifer M.