“We are beyond thankful for the Rose Lowenstein Foundation. They are amazing people who have held our hand through the darkest time in our lives. Our daughter, Éowyn, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) on June 6th, 2017 at age 4. DIPG is a tumor in the brain stem that is terminal upon diagnosis. We were instantly thrown into the world of childhood cancer; a world we never wanted to be a part of.
Shortly after Éowyn’s diagnosis our family reached out to the Lowenstein family. Our families instantly connected. They invited us to their Christmas event where we finally met face to face. They also invited us to be part of their Rosefest 2018. Our family instantly embraced the chance to be involved with Rosefest.
Éowyn passed away May 13th, 2018 shortly before Rosefest 2018. We reached out to the Lowenstein family to let them know, and we offered to have a living childhood cancer patient take her place. They refused our offer, and still honored Éowyn as one of the Rosefest heroes.
Éowyn loved everything princess and everything Disney. Rose Lowenstein Foundation continues to honor our family and Éowyn’s memory with the “Éowyn’s Angels: Volunteer(s) of the Year Award”. We are continually thankful for those Angels who volunteer their time, talent, and money to help make difference in the lives of us affected by childhood cancer.”
– K.C. and Amanda Maynes, Eowyn’s Parents