Thursday, August 06, 2009
Jesus opened wide his arms to welcome a special little one home. Noah Grant John Loewen was sent to us from heaven on September 21, 2005 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born with a rare genetic disorder, chromosome 12q deletion, Noah’s life was not easy. Noah spent much of his time in Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, although his family did everything they could to make sure Noah spent as much time at home as possible. Despite the many medical challenges, pain and frustrations, Noah was a delightful child with a happy disposition and a smile that could light up any room. He managed to charm everyone he met, and forever changed the lives of those he touched. Music was a huge part of Noah’s life and never failed to bring a smile to his face. He will be fondly remembered banging on his drum and strumming his ukulele.
In early spring of 2009, Noah was granted a very special wish through the Children’s Wish Foundation. He was able to travel to Disney World with his family to meet his favourite character, Tigger, and stay at Give Kids the World. This was a wonderful time of memory making and moments that the family will treasure always.
Noah spent most of his last few weeks in Toronto at Sick Kids being treated for intestinal failure, where many others were touched by his sweet sunny disposition. In early July, he returned home and was able to spend his final days at the lake, enjoying his Grandparent’s cabin.
On Monday, July 27th, 2009, Noah was admitted to Children’s Hospital and thus began a rapid decline. After his very courageous battle, Noah’s little body was tired. On Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, surrounded by love, Noah was received into the arms of the Father.
He leaves behind to treasure his memory, his father, Brad, his mother, Nichole, his sister Kailyn, his brother Joshua, Grandparents, one Great Grandmother, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba or to Give Kids The World.