Saturday, November 24, 2012
As most of you know, we started a Foundation in Rowan's name several years ago, The Rowan Jameson Windham Foundation. We did this to try to help other children like himself, medically dependent, chronically ill children who spend a lot of time in the hospital. Each year, during Christmas and Easter he donates gifts to the children who are stuck in the hospital during the holidays. We typically donate blankets, warm fuzzy socks, chapsticks, art supplies, and toys. Here are a few pictures of years past when he donated items during the holidays.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Rowan started out Halloween morning not feeling very good, not really excited about participating in the hospital's Halloween trick or treat event, not even wanting to get his costume on or go out of his room. He cried when we tried to get him excited about it, and asked us to just please let him rest. He said he'd wait until next year. I guess everyone is entitled to a grumpy day, but as you know, this was very unlike Rowan. We knew his spirits would be lifted if he did get out of the hospital bed and trick or treat around the hospital halls though, so we MADE him do it anyway.
Here is Rowan early in the day..not a happy camper.
Here he is when we tried to get him to put on his costume. He wouldn't, so we just laid it on top of him.
Once he dressed up as Michaelangelo the Ninja Turtle, and once he was up and in the wheelchair, Rowan's frown turned to a smile though and he had a great time trick or treating with his brother Ian, Mom and Dad, and his best buddy Logan.