Wednesday, July 10, 2013


This is a cool story:

Grant Reed is 12 years old. Last year, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and had it removed in a 16 hour surgery. Then he had radiation, chemo, and spent some time in the hospital.  He had his final chemo session last week. He's doing well.

Grant is an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. His parents met while playing in the OSU band, and the family is still religious about watching games, especially OSU's arch-rival, Michigan. If he was in the hospital on weekends, Grant watched the games from his bed. He even got a visit from OSU coach Urban Meyer while he was in the hospital.

The best part of all of this? To inspire himself to fight, he named his tumor "Michigan."

Ah, the passion of youth. Brings back the days of burning Yankees baseball cards on the grill during summer cookouts. Though these days I kind of regret burning that Thurman Munson rookie card.....Seemed like a really good idea at the time.....

My apologies to my Michigan friends, including Lymphoma Rock Star Betsy de Parry and my pal Kalamazoo Mary. But, really, it's a pretty cool story, don't you think?

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