"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Spurs, Big Red, the Red Rocket, and Rowan!"

Our family was lucky enough to be blessed with 8th row court-side seats to one of the Spurs games this past week, at the generosity of Big Red, Inc.  We cannot thank them enough!  They also arranged for Rowan to get to do a meet and greet with Matt Bonner after the game.  As you know, Rowan has had a rough go of things medically speaking lately (Christmas and New Years Eve spent in ICU, the serious grand mal seizure that sent him to the ER by ambulance, etc.), so getting a night out with the family was a rare treasure.  Here are some photos of our wonderful night out...which Rowan called a 100, on a scale of 1 to 10:)

First we went out to dinner at Grayze...yummy!

Then we arrived at the at&t Center...

The seats were AMAZING! So close, and right across from the Spurs Bench!

Rowan was elated! Especially every time someone shot a 3 pointer.

Then the Coyote came out with the Spurs Silver Dancers and Rowan went nuts...

It was George Gervin night, and the crowd gave the Iceman a standing ovation!

What a great game! We all really enjoyed ourselves.

After the game was over we got to go down on the floor, by the Spurs locker room tunnel and wait for Matt Bonner to come out.

Matt was so nice.  He asked Rowan how he was doing,asked him if he liked the game and told him he would be thinking of him during his transplant this Summer.  And Matt gave Rowan a signed pair of his size 17 basketball shoes!


They were almost as big as Rowan!

And he LOVES them!

We want to give a huge shout out to Emmett Clemons, Big Red, Inc., Matt Bonner, and the San Antonio Spurs.  Rowan spends so much time in the hospital, infusion clinic and doctor's appointments, a lot of time stuck at home sick or with low counts, and in just a few short months he will be headed to Seattle Children's Hospital for 4-6 months for his bone marrow transplant.  To get a night out on the town with his family is rare enough, but factor in him getting practically a front row seat watching the best basketball team in the league, his San Antonio Spurs, and then getting to meet one of those heroes...Matt Bonner...

As Rowan said, on a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 100!