Keeping the Journey Alive-
On July 21, 2016, Orion Owens ran from a sandy shoreline and dove into a recreational lake to join 4 other friends for a moonlight swim in Eden, Utah. Still to this day his friends don’t understand what he did differently to immediately sustain a catastrophic spinal cord injury bursting his C6 vertebrae paralyzing him from the chest down and unconscious underwater for nearly 5-7 minutes. He was revived by his friend Marshall, air lifted to the closest trauma center in Utah and one week later flown to Craig Hospital in Denver, CO specializing in spinal cord injuries. A playful night turned tragic for Orion, his family and friends.
January 2, 2019
This past week Orion has been taking Sit-Ski lessons. It is tough! Many falls learning to remain upright with only arm and shoulder strength. Thanks to donations he can continue out-of-pocket therapy helping him to improve and get strong enough to participate in these sports.
December 18, 2018
Orion is getting ready to try adaptive skiing this winter. It is donations like these that have helped him with ongoing therapy to get strong enough to do this. Thanks! Will post update of Orion on the mountain later this month.
January 3, 2019
Keep on going Orion
Bill & Julie Leach
December 14, 2018
Go Orion. We are all rooting for you champ :)
November 3, 2018
sending blessings and prayers from one of your supporters and biggest fans #alwaysaMustang
the rogers family
October 9, 2018
Thanks for all the updates. Always sending positive vibes. Love, Lisa (Jacobs), David, Caleb, Ethan, Talia