He loved pizza and Italian subs and especially mild wings from Hangar 9. He also loved parties and get-togethers with friends and family. Aidan was a bit shy and didn’t really like the spotlight, but was gracious and humbled when focus was on him during his surgeries and treatment—always with a thumbs up and a smile.
He had a silent strength and wisdom for a child going through such exhausting and challenging circumstances. He pushed himself through treatment and physical therapy to continue to play baseball and attend school. He loved learning and his teachers at Central Mountain Middle School where he made some new friends and even with all he endured managed to achieve high honor roll.
Aidan underwent two brain surgeries, two rounds of radiation, four different chemotherapy treatments, physical, speech, occupational and swallow therapy, a feeding tube, and eventually hospice care in a matter of 17 months. Our community rallied around him, showed him love and support during his final days during the Christmas season of 2015. Heartbreakingly, on January 3, 2016 Aidan succumbed to brain cancer that had returned and spread to his central nervous system/spine.
Our hearts and lives will forever be altered and changed now without Aidan. During the winter of 2016, Aidan and Maille’s babysitter and our family friend, Meghann Reeder started the Aidan’s Miles for Smiles 5K Race as a tribute to Aidan through her senior project. The first two years of the race helped us raise over $11,000 with almost 500 combined racers crossing the finish line at home plate at the Woolrich Little League field where Aidan played baseball.
Through much collaboration, cherished volunteer’s and community support our family has continued Meghann’s project so that Aidan can be remembered and awareness and money can be raised for Pediatric Brain Tumor research as well as to local families who are dealing with a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis. Every dollar goes toward this race and these two important beneficiaries and we are constantly striving to appropriately assess where or who the money will benefit.
Thank you for joining us in our efforts to remember and honor Aidan Fowler and to continue his legacy of love and kindness.
Tim, Heather & Maille Fowler
Aidan Fowler was 11 year’s old and just one day shy of his first day of middle school--6th grade-- when he was diagnosed with brain cancer August 26, 2014. Aidan was a sweet, kind, loving boy with a winning smile that would light up a room.
He was a Boy Scout with Jersey Shore troop 115, played in Woolrich Little League his whole life, was a member of United Methodist Church of Rote and its youth group, and a very special son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend.
He loved baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies. He loved to draw anything that he would see in movies or TV that moved (cars, helicopters, ships)—but only in pencil! He loved matchbox cars and Ford Mustang’s.
He loved cuddling on the couch with his family and his stuffed animals watching movies or TV and of course eating snacks.
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