The Ronald McDonald House positively impacted the Bowman family. As a result we’ve selected to give back to the Ronald McDonald House for our Q4 Giving Plan!
Mikayla Bowman’s (daughter to the owner of AEGIS Financial) life changed in the morning of June 6, 2009 at 12 years old. After complaining of a backache for a few days she was taken to the doctor. She was diagnosed with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. The usual treatments for someone suffering from ADEM did not help her. She remained hospitalized for 3 ½ months. As a result, Bill and Shawnee were blessed with the opportunity to stay at the Ronald McDonald House so they could be with Mikayla every day.
During her time in the hospital Mikayla became uncommunicative and lapsed into a vegetative state. The disease had caused severe and permanent brain damage. Although she was not expected to survive the initial onset of the disease, Mikayla stabilized and was discharged from the hospital in September, 2009. Mikayla was then lovingly cared for at home by her family and with the help of several wonderful nurses.
In the spring of 2012 Mikayla battled with seizures which led to reoccurring pneumonia. In the afternoon of June 24, 2012 Mikayla, 15 years old, was prayed into heaven surrounded by her mom, dad, sister, brother, brother in law, and baby nephew.
The Bowman’s will always love and cherish the special memories they have of their precious daughter. They are confident and excited that they will join her one day in heaven. They will see Mikayla’s wonderful smile and hear her sweet giggle again.
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