I feel so privileged to have known Owen for the last two years. I'll forever cherish the time I spent with him, from first getting to know him in pre-k to our wonderful summer camp memories, and finally the last year of elementary when I saw him blossom into a brilliant, loving, affectionate, talented, and brave little boy. He had such a zest for life, for discovering new things, and exploring the world. I will never forget the warm welcome he gave me when I returned from my trip to visit my parents the first week of May. When I approached him that first morning after my absence he grabbed me in his arms with a great big smile and pressed his cheek against mine over and over. I will never forget the joy on his face when we watched his favorite version of Row, Row Your boat on youtube, and his beautiful interpretation of that song when he sang into the microphone at music class. Owen has such a strong, beautiful spirit that has touched me and so many others so deeply. He is so very, achingly missed. To Brandon, Julia, Marta, and the rest of your beautiful family, I offer my sincerest condolences. You gave this world the priceless gift of your son and I am so very sorry he was taken so soon.