2011 January Hero of the Month

Landen Owens, 5

of Limestone was diagnosed with acute lymphoblast leukemia a type of blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow. Since his diagnosis Landen and his mother have travelled to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he underwent extensive treatments. Landen had the opportunity of participating in Relay for Life with his mother Naomi in which he was pulled around the outdoors track in a wagon.
After the 15th day of initial treatment Landen’s leukemia went into remission. His mother attributes this to his “being a wicked strong boy, who never puts up a fight or fuss when undergoing treatment.” Mom also stressed the need to stay positive and never give up and to continue facing forward.
Landen lost his battle to cancer in his home on April 17, 2011. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Landen had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. His family reminds others “that Landen’s life was one to be celebrated. While we miss him every day, he will forever remain in our hearts.”