The Rings of CowboyThon Series: Yellow // Joy

Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I am here.” -Tour de France champion and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong

Yellow is the second color represented in the five rings that make up the Olympic symbols. More than that, though, it often represents happiness, energy and optimism.  Yellow symbolizes joy, and joy is a crucial part of CowboyThon’s mission. CowboyThon recognizes the importance of joyousness, not only in our miracle children, but also in everyone involved. Christina Jobson, mother of miracle child, Ava, understands the value of finding joy in every situation. “We try to find joy in everything, regardless of the hurdle or battle.  Every little progress is still progress.  Attitude is everything!” said Mrs. Jobson. The Jobsons are just one of many families that make a conscious effort to choose joy on a daily basis. Not only do they benefit from choosing joy, but their joy is also infectious to those around them.

Yellow is more than an Olympic ring. It is an attitude. Yellow is the look on a child’s face when they are introduced to a crowd of supporters at CowboyThon’s main event. Yellow is choosing optimism even when there is no reason to have it. Yellow is joy. So, if you need to be reminded why CowboyThon continues to serve miracle families in Oklahoma every year, just look for a little yellow. 

MEET OUR CHAMPIONS!

MEET OUR SECOND MIRACLE CHILD CHAMPION, JASE! JASE IS AN ENERGETIC 5 YEAR OLD WHO LOVES TO WRESTLE, PLAY BASKETBALL, AND EAT DAIRY FREE MAC AND CHEESE! WHEN WE HAS BORN, JASE EXPERIENCED SEVERE JAUNDICE AND WEIGHT LOSS. AFTER A FEW DAYS, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GALACTOSEMIA. THIS MEANS THAT JASE CANNOT METABOLIZE GALACTOSE, WHICH IS THE MAIN SUGAR IN MILK. WITH THE HELP OF HIS DOCTOR, JASE HAS BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH WITH A LACTOSE-RESTRICTED DIET.