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Oregon Costcos Recognize that Kids’ Can’t Wait this Year

Children and their families across the country are being affected directly and indirectly by this pandemic. We know we can address the most challenging health issues of today while preventing and preparing for those to come. But we can’t do it alone.

During the month of September when you’re checking out at any register at Costco, make a donation to help kids like Owen. To say that Owen has gone through a lot in his young life is an understatement. He was born with VACTERL syndrome, which affects multiple parts of his body. He had two major surgeries on the day he was born and has had over 40 major procedures since then. Issues related to his condition have included a tethered spinal cord, a heart murmur, renal anomalies, and much more, many of which have been resolved through his expert medical care.

He is the center of attention wherever he goes and uses sign language to express himself. His family says he lights up every time he sees his sister and has exhibited a remarkable amount of resiliency despite everything he has dealt with in his life so far. His huge smile fills the room, speaking volumes about this young patient’s bright spirit.Owen - CMN Local Champion

Kids like Owen can’t wait. For a cure. For a vaccine. Or to transform how we meet the most urgent needs and save more lives.

The Costco campaign runs through September 30 where funds stay local to directly help kids in our community. Since 1988, Costco employees and members have donated more than $2 million for kids treated at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Thank you for donating today. When we change kids’ health, we change the future – for all of us.