Working Together Wednesday: Owen’s Outrageous Food Fight- Pediatric GI Research

Working Together Wednesdays-Winter edition

Happy Wednesday!!!  I am SOOOO excited for #WorkingTogetherWednesday today because I was contacted by a family to help raise awareness for an awesome cause and I pretty fun way they are trying to raise money for it.  Today I will introduce you to Raymond from Owen’s Outrageous Food Fight.  This family tugged at my heart and I am going to work really hard at helping this family make this a reality.  So, here we go!!!

 

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Give us a quick intro of you and your family..

My wife, son (Owen) and I live in New Jersey. Owen is the inspiration for this event because he was born with issues that lead him to have short bowel syndrome. It is because of him that I was able to see that GI conditions are not as visible as other disorders nor do they receive as much funding. With his short bowel syndrome comes the inability to obtain as much nutrients as he needs so he has an NG tube and a central line for IV nutrition. Due to the IV nutrition and overnight tube feeds we have nightly nursing that help watch him so that he stays safe. But if you were to meet him you wouldn’t think there is anything different about him. He is active, plays, goes to school. And we want to keep him happy and normal which is why we want to increase awareness for conditions like his because we don’t want him to be ashamed.
What is your business/blog?
Our business is Owen’s Outrageous Food Fight and it is an event to help raise awareness and funds for pediatric GI research while having fun. It will be the food fight that you only see in the movies. The setup for the event will be like a charitable mud run. Our plan is to bring this event to as many areas as possible so that we can spread awareness and raise as much funds for research as possible.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/owen-s-outrageous-food-fight
What is your best piece of advice?
Don’t let any situation keep your child from living a fun and fulfilling life.
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Where can we find you? (like an email, or your social media networks)
Thanks so much for participating in this Raymond. This cause really gets my heart,  If you would like more information on how to help Owen’s Outrageous Food Fight, please contact them at the email above.

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