In 2014, Waiting for Heaven, was released recalling the story of our infant son, Bowen, and our family’s journey with polycystic kidney disease. Through Bowen’s short life and death, my husband and I Mac, discovered the true meaning of God’s love and grace. By telling our story and through this blog, we hope to help others get through the other side of their trials of devastation and loss, by giving hope. It is only through Jesus that we are able to heal whole-heartedly. He has given us a new life, new hope and new beginnings. Only through him can he turn our sorrows into treasured joys.
After Bowen’s death, we founded Bowen’s Hope, a ministry serving kidney disease kids and their families, those receiving dialysis treatments at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For the past 3 years we have been involved with Camp Maska for dialysis patients in Arizona, making goodie bags and volunteering at the camp. We have held book/toy drives, cleaning supply drives and sponsored 13 families last year for Christmas. To date our family has raised over $50,000 for the PKD Foundation in the past 4 years through two silent auction fundraisers, participating in the PKD walks, running races and selling our endPKD bracelets. After 7 years of running this ministry we made the hard decision to close this chapter of our life. We will still be involved in anyway we can to raise money for PKD and help families with kids with kidney disease.