The Rings of CowboyThon Series: Red // Passion

Red, the fifth and final color in the Olympic symbol, is thought to represent many different emotions. Red is the color of everything from love to anger. Red can mean power, and it can also mean destruction. Perhaps, though, the most important feeling to attribute to this fiery color is passion.

            In the heart of every Olympian is a passionate desire to achieve more than they ever have. Without passion they would not be Olympians. No Olympian would put in the time and effort necessary to be successful if they did not truly have a passion for their sport. Likewise, without passion we would not be CowboyThon. In the heart of every director, every committee member, and every dancer is a passion to serve the children of Oklahoma. For everyone involved, CowboyThon is far more than an organization. It is more than philanthropy. It is a passion. Just as a single red flame can become a wildfire, CowboyThon takes the flame in each of us and creates a passionate force that cannot easily be extinguished. It is a passion that never fades and is almost always growing.

            Both literally and figuratively, red is inside of all of us. If you do not have a little red inside of you, than you are not living. Red can be sadness. It can be anger, or it can be love. But in any case red is passion, and at CowboyThon passion is not something we lack. 

MEET OUR CHAMPIONS!

Meet Emily! Emily is an 11 year old who loves dinosaurs and aspires to be a veterinarian when she grows up! Emily was born premature and had to spend five weeks on a ventilator. Shortly after going home at 2 months old, Emily began to spit up blood. At the time, the doctors were unable to discover the reason of the spit up, but they did discover that she was missing a part of her left femur. Emily underwent many hip surgeries leaving her in a hip cast. With the help of physical therapy, she learned how to walk again. A few years later, she began to spit up blood again. This time the doctors were able to diagnose her with Portal Vein Hypertension and Esophageal Varices. Because of her incredible strength, Emily has learned to cope and live life to the fullest!

Meet Emily! Emily is an 11 year old who loves dinosaurs and aspires to be a veterinarian when she grows up! Emily was born premature and had to spend five weeks on a ventilator. Shortly after going home at 2 months old, Emily began to spit up blood. At the time, the doctors were unable to discover the reason of the spit up, but they did discover that she was missing a part of her left femur. Emily underwent many hip surgeries leaving her in a hip cast. With the help of physical therapy, she learned how to walk again. A few years later, she began to spit up blood again. This time the doctors were able to diagnose her with Portal Vein Hypertension and Esophageal Varices. Because of her incredible strength, Emily has learned to cope and live life to the fullest!