2.06.2009

Chance Michael Rowe

Chance Michael Rowe, age 10, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Saint. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.
Chance was born Feb. 16, 1998. Although he weighed only 2 pounds 4½ ounces, he had such a huge impact on everyone he met. Chance never met a stranger. Everyone became a lifelong friend. Chance was here for such a short time, but those who were touched by him understand that he packed as much living into everyone's life that he possibly could. He had a great big smile and outgoing personality.
Chance possessed strength, courage, perseverance and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges that plagued him throughout his life. Due to his positive nature, he quickly became known as one of the nurse's favorites at Sawtooth Elemen-tary School. Chance's can-do attitude led us all to believe that each day was an opportunity to live life to the fullest and create lifelong memories. He was special and unique, radiating happiness. Our community is a better place because of Chance.
There were many doctors (especially Dr. Adrian, Dr. Hansen and Dr. Smith) and nurses (especially Letty, Cat and Connie) that blessed Chance's life and were blessed by him as well. Through their dedication, love and support, Chance was able to overcome so many tough challenges. He will be dearly missed by all of these special people, too numerous to mention, who provided Chance with love and dignity in life and in death.
Chance is survived by his parents, Melissa and Shannon Rowe of Twin Falls; Great-Grandma Bass and Great-Grandma Jeske; grandparents, Wanda and Harlan Flinn; and any, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. A memorial Service to honor his life will be held at 1o a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Boy's and Girl's Club in Twin Falls. Please wear BSU clothing or colors.
Donations to help with medical and funeral expenses can be made at any First Federal Bank in Chance's name. Condolences may be made at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank Greg Middlekauff, the Boy's and Girl's Club, Sawtooth Elementary School, the Twin Falls Police Department and all friends and family for your overwhelming support.