(Redskins Blog: Brian Tinsman/ March 14, 2013) Not every charity has a happy inspiration, but Redskins’ defensive end Stephen Bowen would like to provide peace to families that might not otherwise be so fortunate.
It was June 2011, shortly before signing with the Redskins, that Bowen and his wife Tiffany gave birth to twin boys, Stephen Jr. and Skyler.
The boys were born prematurely at just 24 weeks, and entered immediately into the fight of their young lives.
Weeks later, Skyler developed an infection that his underdeveloped immune system was unable to fight, and he passed away.
Understanding how fortunate they were cover the medical and funeral costs of their child, Stephen and Tiffany developed a plan to turn their loss into a saving grace for others.