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CHANGE A LIFE – BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED TO HONOR LIONHEART OWEN’S FOURTH BIRTHDAY 

PALM DESERT, CA – Sacred Heart School will host the Fourth Annual LionHeart Owen Blood Drive on May 21  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sacred Heart School and Church gymnasium at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring in Palm Desert.

 The LionHeart Owen Foundation invites the community to help save a life in honor of Baby Owen who passed away September 2013 from a rare congenital heart defect and childhood cancer. The Blood Drive will include activities for the whole family including treats, crafts for kids, raffles and more! Donor appointments are not required but highly recommended. 

Owen Thomas Vatter was born on May 15, 2013 with a very rare congenital heart defect. Approximately 1 of every 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect and sadly many of those will not survive to see their 1st birthday.  Owen’s name means “strong fighter” and during his short four months of life, he fought like a mighty lion at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Today, his family and friends encourage others to give the gift of life in honor of an incredible life cut short.

To book an appointment to donate blood at Sacred Heart, contact Alissa Vatter at lionheartowen@gmail.com or call (714) 757-1196. To learn more about Baby Owen, follow his journey at facebook.com/lionheartowen and see how this tiny miracle has changed lives and continues to inspire people all around the world.

 

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Be Someone’s Super Hero at the 3rd Annual LionHeart Owen Foundation Blood Drive 

Join us and give the greatest gift straight from your heart. You have the ability to save lives and become someone’s Super Hero in honor of a life cut short from congenital heart defects and childhood cancer. No money and no capes necessary!

Sunday, May 15th from 10am-2pm at Sacred Heart Church/School in the Salta Center (Gym) in Palm Desert join us for treats, crafts for kids, music and saving lives! Sacred Heart Church/School is located at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring at 43775 Deep Canyon Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Donor appointments are not required but they are highly recommended. Book your appointment today by emailing Alissa Vatter at lionheartowen@gmail.com or calling 714.757.1196!

If you are unable to attend locally please WEAR RED on May 15th, share the event and send us pictures of you donating! Don’t forget to tell everyone you know about CHDs and Childhood Cancer!

For out of area blood donations, visit www.redcross.org to find a donor location in your area.

More information and daily updates are available on the LionHeart Owen Facebook page.

If you have questions or would like more information on becoming a blood donor click on the following link Blood & Donation Information FAQ

 


LHOwebbannerMay 17, 2015 join us to celebrate Owen’s Second Birthday at the LionHeart Owen Gift of Life Blood Drive

ARE YOU A LIFESAVER!?!?!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to save a life in honor of our precious LionHeart!

Sunday, May 17th from 10am-2pm at Sacred Heart Church/School in the Salta Center (Gym) in Palm Desert join us for treats, crafts for kids, music and saving lives! Sacred Heart Church/School is located at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring at 43775 Deep Canyon Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Donor appointments are not required but they are highly recommended. Book your appointment today at www.desertbloodservices.org!

If you are unable to attend locally please WEAR RED on May 17th, share the event and send us pictures of you donating! Don’t forget to tell everyone you know about CHDs and Childhood Cancer!

For out of area blood donations, visit www.redcross.org to find a donor location in your area.

More information and daily updates are available on the LionHeart Owen Facebook page.

If you have questions or would like more information on becoming a blood donor click on the following link Blood & Donation Information FAQ


bookonlySeptember 4 – December 31, 2014 2nd Annual LionHeart Owen Foundation Book Drive

We spent 112 days within the walls of CHLA with our precious son Owen. We were hours from home, family, and friends. We were thrown into a fight against congenital heart defects and childhood cancer armed only with our faith in God and the love for our newborn son. We were helpless first time parents needing a way to bond with our child. All of his physical needs were being met by the nurses and/or machines and we needed a way to connect. Literally Healing Library gave us that connection. Through their incredible program, daily my husband and I would chose a new book from their library to bring back to our room and read to Owen. Through the written words we were able to speak to our newborn son and escape to a world of imagination and dreams with him. The books and the friendship we found with the Literally Healing Library carried us many days and the books we shared with Owen are now treasured keepsakes of our days with our first son.Help us to continue this incredible program, and give a voice to many new parents at CHLA. Give children fighting for their lives a ticket to escape and enter a fantasy through literature. You have the opportunity to make a difference!It’s easy as 1-2-3 to participate:

1. Click the following link to be directed to the Amazon book drive registry.

http://www.amazon.com/registry/baby/2F3A6G9PPZ847

2. Purchase one of the many titles (books are being added daily) and have it mailed directly to the Literally Healing Library at CHLA. Their address and information is available upon checkout through the registry.

3. Share the link and Owen’s story with others to help us reach our goal of 5,000 books!!!

If you would like to do your own drive through your church, school, Girl Scout troop, bunco group, etc please contact lionheartowen@gmail.com to work out specific details. New books can be donated only due to the immunities and sensitivities of the medically challenged recipients of the books.

Pay it forward today through the written word. Join us in our challenge of raising 5,000 books for the children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Literally Healing Library.

20140421-110817.jpgMay 25, 2014 join us to celebrate Owen’s First Birthday at the LionHeart Owen Birthday Blood Drive

WHAT TYPE OF HERO ARE YOU!?!?!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to save a life in honor of our precious LionHeart!

May 25th from 10am-2pm at Sacred Heart Church/School in Palm Desert join us for treats, crafts for kids, music and saving lives! Sacred Heart Church/School is located at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring at 43775 Deep Canyon Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Donor appointments are not required but they are highly recommended. Book your appointment today at www.desertbloodservices.org!

If you are unable to attend locally please WEAR RED on May 25th, share the event and send us pictures of you donating! Don’t forget to tell everyone you know about CHDs and Childhood Cancer!

For out of area blood donations, visit www.redcross.org to find a donor location in your area.

More information and daily updates are available on the LionHeart Owen Facebook page.

If you have questions or would like more information on becoming a blood donor click on the following link Blood & Donation Information FAQ


Children_s_Hospital_LANovember 28-December 31, 2013 join us for the 1st Annual LionHeart Owen Book Drive. Many times on this journey through my pregnancy, fighting by Owen’s side in the hospital and enduring days without him I have turned to my daily devotionals or music. The verses in those books and the lyrics in the songs have spoken to my heart in ways I can not explain. Pay it forward today through the written word. Join us in our challenge of raising 5,000 books for the children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Literally Healing Library.

Click here to purchase your book today


Bunco EViteNovember 8, 2013 – Something exciting is happening over at LionHeart Owen… On November 8th it’s Ladie’s Night at the 1st Annual LionHeart Owen Bunco Night! Join us and enjoy Raffles, Prizes, Snacks, and of course BUNCO!!! But wait…. Ladie’s Night would not be complete with out SHOPPING!!! We have some great vendors like Mary Kay, Stampin’ Up, Three Peas Creations Stamped Jewelry, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Velata, and many more showcasing their holiday lines! Proceeds from the event will benefit LionHeart Owen. Please email lionheartowen@gmail.com with your email address to be added to this great event!


walk to rememberOctober 5, 2013 – Please join us at the OC Walk to RememberSIGN UP as Team Registration with “Team Lionheart Owen” and walk the steps he will never take here on earth! Help us raise awareness to congenital heart defects one step at a time!  If you are unable to walk and would like to support Team Lionheart Owen please visit the DONATE tab on our website.

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