The support, overwhelming support of friends and family in our North Royalton community is one that just screams out in this picture as Jack Dailey, at that time a recent Kindergarten Graduate, hosted his first JOA Lemonade Stand that brought in $500 for our newly formed nonprofit, John Owen’s Adventure, Inc. His quote is on the back of our brochure and will always be there.
Innocence, right? Six short years ago, all four of them enjoying the carefree life of youth. Oh, I miss that look in their eyes.
Pride. See the pride on Jack’s face? He knows in his heart, he’s got this!
It is so hard to explain our gratitude and at the same time it is so hard to explain the moments of sadness. But one thing is certain, we will continue to push full steam ahead and not stop at any time because Duchenne doesn’t stop.
I love this picture. Wade as a baby, Rutger with his pal and Owen standing.
Always, with every second we get with our boys, I want to freeze them, bottle them up and never let them grow or change from this point on. Impossible, but I am sure every momma out there wants that too.
Thank you Jack Dailey for your relentless pursuit to derail for your friend… “Please come to Jack’s lemonade, pop, Juice Box & Chip Sale! Everything is $1.00. All money goes to JOA. Please pay a little more money for John Owen. Thank you, Jack.” …….. xo
I am sure Jack will agree, we now have a little bigger lemonade stand for you to hit – July 19, 2014 Picnic in the Park!!!!
It is always a great time in that we can celebrate the generous spirit of our community and take a pause to realize what we are all about.
We are about today. Whatever you have to offer today, we will take that. Be it a good thought, a simple prayer or a smiling look up to the heaven’s as we ask all we know up there to shine their mercy down on us with a simple breeze.
Picnic in the Park 7.19.2014 - always I go into it feeling Epic always walk away from it feeling humbled.
We have assembled 100 baskets so far, with the second basket assembly day planned for 7.11 as we continue to receive great donations in our meager attempt to derail Duchenne.
We still need your help! We will welcome donations until 7.10.14. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we need help the day of – simply sign up at our JOA Site. THANK YOU
We have John Farinlli and Joe Vasil ready to run 100 miles in a row on 8.2 for John Owen… check them out…. Think about how this would make you feel to have someone spend every weekend of 2013 and 2014 (not counting their weekday runs) running 26 to 50 miles to train all for your son…… Words can’t explain……
On Base for Duchenne – The Lumberjacks have raised over $1,000 on their efforts to get on Base each game and derail this muscle killer. We are so blessed by this 11 U Lumberjacks team and Impact Team Sports and their amazing efforts to bring awareness to their teammates. God bless you Lumberjacks!
We are within reach to change Owen’s life.
Are you on board? Silly question, because we know you are…. Looking forward to seeing you on 7.19 and know another update will come soon
God bless you