Just a couple weeks ago 2/2/2020 the world turned upside down forever For this little family.
Brian Buell worked 2 jobs so Valerie could be a stay at home Mom for three boys, Elliott age 7, Bentley age 4 and Owen just 18 months.
After several visits to the doctor for a persistent flu they ended up in the Silver Cross Hospital and ultimately ended up as an emergency transport to Luries Children’s Hospital (Northestern) in Chicago. They ER Dr. immediately made a diagnosis after labs and scans. Neuroblastoma Cancer.
This is the worst most difficult cancer a child can have. After a lot of labs, tests and biopsy, the diagnosis was confirmed and in addition, it had spread. Little 18 month old Owen has a cancerous tumor behind his eye, a mass in his abdomen so large it is hard for him to breathe or eat. Owen also has cancer in his entire skeletal system. (Bones)
Owen is in a tough fight for his little life, but Brian and Valerie are faced with the reality of what the cost of a catastrophic illness really is.
Brian had to quit his second job and take a leave from his full time job. The cost of trips from Joliet to the Northside of Chicago in gas and parking has eaten up the money they had.
Fund raisers have been started and private donations have come in, but it isn’t near what will be needed.
The Family of Little Owen Buell would like to thank everyone for coming out to the Q100.7 benefit, thank you for your support and donations, mostly, thank you for keeping them all in your thoughts and Prayers. God bless you all !
Can’t make it to our event, you can donate to Owen through Gofund me Here
Thank you to Geri’s The Dam Hair Salon for donating your services to help Owen.
A huge THANK YOU to all our participants and volunteers! We appreciate you and your time, we will let everyone know when we have confirmed a new date and time.