The Half-Hearted Hero

To kick off the month of February and the start of Heart Health Awareness I am doing a special story about a little boy with a big, half heart! Meet Owen Jones...

Owen Jones is a 10 year old boy who was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, essentially half a heart. Owen had the odds of life stacked against him as he had to undergo four open heart surgeries before the age of two. Owen is a fighter and has never given up. For the last few years Owen has become determined to fight back by raising money for the American Heart Association. This money helps educate, raise awareness and provide life saving research. Owen is determined that one day, no one will have to die of a broken heart. Owen has affectionately been called The Half Hearted Hero for his efforts in helping others. Owen has never had an easy path to walk but he has never stopped walking it. He has never had self pity over his limitations or doubts in his ability. What Owen has is faith and determination that one day he can make a difference.

If you would like to learn more about Owen and his story click this link The Half-Hearted Hero and read his inspiring story. There is a way you can help him in his fight to raise money for the American Heart Association as well. You can go to this link Team Owen to donate. 

Stay healthy. Be healthy.


  1. Thank you my dear friend for sharing Owen's story. It brings me to tears that you think so much of my boy. Oh how I wish the miles were fewer between us. Jean

    1. Dear Heart, You always have been and always will be one of my dearest friends. Your kids are an extension of you, which makes them part of my heart too. I too wish we weren't so far apart in miles, but I'm only a short text, Facebook msg or phone call away :)