Pray for Grant

To EVERYONE THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DONTATION ACCOUNT!! Please e-mail me and let me know who you are so I can properly thank you. We do not know who has contributed!!!

THANK YOU TO: ( as of July 12,  2010)

Dave McTaggart - my father-in-law for sitting with us when we received the bad news, for looking at his slide, and for having the courage to tell us the truth.

My parents  -who have been here to hold me and our family up each day.

My sister Melissa - who was supposed to be on bed rest and about to have a baby -  for bringing me the items I needed and spending hours with me up here at the hospital. 

To Shadlee - For watching Claire since Saturday night. Thank you for being her mom while I am away. I can not tell you how much I appricate that. We are soooooo lucky to have you in our lives! She is lucky! Thanks for taking her to get her pedicure today too.

To Mike M. - Thank you for holding us up today. David needs you sooo much and I am so glad that you are hear to be with us during this time. We love you so much. Thanks for all the Prayers. Thank you too for the cute car for Grant. He loves it already!

To Brett - For spending time with us when we arrived and letting Melissa break her bed rest to be with me. 

Dena - who was with Grant when he first got his Platelets and rocked him to sleep and for bringing him tons of things to play with and read. He loves the "super dog", the books, and the playdough. Thanks for being here for me, Thanks for watching Claire all afternoon and giving her a bath and geting her ready for bed. Thank you too for her Build-A -Bear Pony. I can't wait to see it.

Tiffany, Travis, Savannah and Garret for sitting with us when we heard about the Chemo and the toll it will take on him. Thank you for the balloon and the cake. Thank you for sitting in bed with Grant and taking a ride with him aroung the floor in the wagon.

Tiffany - Thanks for being my best friend and just letting me cry. I love you.

To Matt and Christina - Thanks for coming up to see us today. Sorry it ended so fast.

To Carrie G.  - Thank you for understanding what we are going through, for the cute portable desk, and for all the awsome toys for Grant to play with. He will love them. And thank you so much for the babysitter!! Good find.

To Matthew P. - Thanks for coming to see us, for the stuffed toys for both our kids, and for e-mailing us about the guy you know with a similar situation. It REALY helped. We got your e-mail just an hour before Grant went back.

To Wayne and Hollee - What can I say. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! The support you have given us has been amazing. Thank you to for the Monkey - now called KiKi. Grant loves him and has to sleep with him.
To all the people at Hart - thank you for all the kind words.

To John V. - Thank you so much for coming up to see us and supporting David today. And thank you too for all his cool toys. And thank you too for thinking of Claire. She is going to LOVE the coloring book - Can I call it that? It is huge!

To All the ADPI's that have sent me e-mails through facebook that I have not spoken to in YEARS - Thank you for thinking of us during this time. It means a lot that you have reached out to me. And thank you soooo much for all your offers and your prayers.

To John S. - Thank you too for coming up to the hospital to support us. David really needs you guys and it means sooo much to have your support.

To Mary Beth - Thanks for calling and listening to me last night!!

To Emily - Thanks for calling. Sorry I started crying when I talked to you. Thank you too for all the prayers and support.

To Diane and Stacey - Thanks for pulling together the support team and organizing dinners for the next month! You guys are amazing and I love you both so much. What would we do without you both? I'm sure I will be sending you a million more of these! Thanks - truely - for everything.

Stacey - Thank you so much for the beautiful blanket! I have it on now. Sorry we could not get together today. Thank you for the sweet note. It was VERY touching.

TO ALL MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS - THANK YOU!!!! I can not get on Facebook right now to respond, but I am getting all your messages. Please do not think I have not read them. I am overwhelmed with the support you have all shown to me.

To JoBeth - Thank you so much for the prayer. I read that as just the right time today. Thank you.

To Elizabeth and Dan - Thank you for the well wishes! I just got your note! Thanks you!

To Kara - THANK you so much for the balloons. Grant will love them when he gets out of surgery.

To Aunt Pam - For offering to fly from CA to help us out and setting up the prayer line in California!

To Ali - thank you for stopping by and bringing Grant the bear. And thank you too for the message. It gave us such real comfort to know that this treatment can really be successful.

To Jan Black - Thank you for the Helmet, the teddy grahms, the trucks and all the other toys! He loves them!

To Grandma Black - Thank you for the toy car and Teddy Bear. You are so sweet to think of him!

To the whole Omaha Crew - THANK YOU!!! Grant LOVES the GIANT DOG and the balloons.

To Cruse Scott - Thank you for the sweet toys, the ball and all the balloons. He has enjoyed them so much!

To Natalie - Thank you for the sweet note. It was very, very touching. I will look up those scriptures.

To Miss Kimmy and Ms. MJ - Thank you so much for the surprise visit. Grant really enjoyed seeing you both. Thank you for the gift for Claire, his new PJS, the puppy, and the blanket. You are just wonderful people. I am so glad he spend the year with you.

To Ms. Barbara - Thank you for the craft for Claire and the coloring book, cars and colors for Grant. Claire has already been into hers! Thank you so much for thinking of us.

To Dena and Holly - Thank you so much for helping with Grant last night so I could run over to see Melissa. Thank you for helping him with his meds too. I love you guys!

To Holly - thank you for the bows for Claire and going door to door to collect things for us. You are so sweet to do this for me.

To ALL OF BRAZOS BEND - Thank you for the sweet notes and all the treats! We will never for hungrey or thirsty up here! Thank you soooooo much for everything.

To the Buckley kids - Thank you so much for the toys you sent Grant and Claire, they love them! That was so nice of all of you!

To Mary Beth - It was so nice to meet you yesterday. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and letting us meet your little girl.

To Ken and Lisa - Thank you so much for the sweet note and all the wonderful treats.

To Sandi  - Thanks for the magazines. They will really help the time to pass around here.

To Kenda - Thank you so much for the three books. Grant LOVED them. The Diggers book is a fav.

To Amber - You are amazing! How you do what you do. He loves the cape - and so does his giant monkey.

To Dena and Amanda - Thanks for being here last night when we got the bad news and helping us with Grant so that David and I could be alone for a minute. You were amazing.

To Amanda, Sarah, Ken and Lisa, Wendy and Beto, Darlene, Jamie,  Debbie and family, The Hulls, the Siti's, The Brown's, The Hendrey's, the Blacks, Kenda and family, Maggie and Collin, Sandi and Donnie,  Cayce and family, Chase S., the the Marks family  - THANK you so much for your very generous donation. I will open up the trust fund today and put your donations in it. It was very overwhelming to get this. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!

To Paul D. - Thank you so much for holding us up and visiting us often. You are a great friend. Grant loved meeting a real baseball player!

Tom W. - Thank you for Flying to Houston to be with David.

Tom and Tara - Thank you for all the goodies for both Claire and Grant. And thank you too for the Starbucks gift card!!

To Julie F - Thank you so much for lunch today, the cute shirt, the bottle of wine and the train set for Grant!

To Aunt Sue and Uncle Tom - Thank you so much for the Holly Oil. We have already used it three times and will continue everyday.

To Chrissy E - Thank you so much for the notebook, the movie for Claire and the travel Thomas set and movie for Grant. He loves it already and Claire has already watched the movie two times! I used the notebook today. Thank you so much for reaching out to me.

To Tiffany, Travis and Perry - Thank you so much for praying over Grant with us. You have really helped us stay positive. Thank you for being here every step of the way.

To Sam P - Thanks for the sweet note you sent Claire. We loved it!

To Holly - Thanks for sending Claire those fairy stickers. She loves them.

To the Perkinsons - Thanks for all the sweet notes and toys. You are so thoughtful. We are so lucky to have you all in our lives.

To Dan H. - Thank you for helping us move the furniture today!

To my mom - Thanks for the snuggy and for being there with David when Grant got his PEG shots. Thank you too for letting me be there for Claire on Friday during her gymnastics performance.

To Dena - Thanks for taking time out again to watch Claire and to pick up the hand sanitizers for me. That was sooooo helpful!!! You are an amazing friend.

To Lance B - Thanks for reading these blogs everyday and praying for our little boy. And thanks for sharing the song with us. It was very , very touching!

To my dad - Thanks for being here for me yesterday when we got home. I love my flowers and David enjoyed his peanuts. And thanks for bringing the oil to me. We are using it faithfully. I love you.

To Shadlee and Dave - Thanks again for all your help and support. Claire has really enjoyed her time with you. And thanks for the home cooked meals these past two nights. They were wonderful. We will miss you!

To Patty and Kira - Thanks for the donut holes and the prayers!

To Joan and Mike L - Thank you for requesting the Mass be offered for the intentions of David and I and for the quick recovery of Grant. You have truely touched us. Thank you again for all the prayers.

Wayne Warnders - For setting up Grant's Donation Account!

To the Conservatory and Taylor - For cutting Grant's Hair and giving David a cut too at no cost. You all are just wonderful.

To my neigbors - For the wonderful meals!

To Ashley M - For watching Claire fro two days so we could be with Grant up here at the Clinic.

To Melissa B. - For watching Claire, giving her a bath and painting her toes!

To Mike and Ashley - For driving Claire to Waco and listening to her talk for 3 1/2 hours. Thank you too Mike for getting her home.

To Shadlee, Dave, Mary Beth and John - Thanks for letting Claire come vacation with you for 10 days!!! I know she is having a wonderful time!!!! I owe you all so much!

To Jim and Ann Brasher - Thank you so much for the toys you gave both Claire and Grant.

To Darlene - For the angel to watch over Grant.

To Cindy S - For the bracelet. I just love it.

To Dr. Hassel - For the great card. It brought a smile to Grant's face.

To St. Lukes Methodist Church - For all the prayers and the prayer card you all signed and sent us.

To Joan and Tom L - Thank you so much for the blueberry jam, the rosary, the magnets and the wonderful cards!!! Thank you so much for all your support.

To the Koch's - For the magnet. I have it on the fridge. Thank you so much for all your support and prayers.

To Ms. Barbara - Thank you for all the special treats you leave at our door. The kids enjoy them soo much.

To Mary Ellen and John A. - For the Boulder Worksite. Grant plays with it every day. He loves it.

To Joan and Bud - For everything!!! Goodness! We thought it was Christmas!!!!! Thank you so much for ALL the toys for both Claire and Grant!!!

To Walt and Ann M. - For the travel coloring desk and for the gifts for Claire. The travel desk is already coming in handy.

To Steve and Sunny J - For the Great books and sticker sets!!! HUGE HIT!!!

To Father Linh - For coming to the house to pray with us and to offer us some help in dealing with this. Thank  you too for annointing him and for all the rosary's.

To St. Martcha's Catholic Church - For the great quilt. We take it with us to the hospital every time we come. Thank you also for all your prayers!!! They are working.

To Cari and Anders - Thank you so much for the great toys that you left on our doorstep and thank you for the GREAT picutres. Grant has them in his room!

To Aunt Sue and Uncle Tom - For the Medal, the prayers, for everything! Thank you so much!!!!

To Aunt Pam - For calling me everyday to check in. I promise when things slow down, we can talk for a while.

To Jeff and Darlene - Thanks for all the wonderful tips and for all your support and prayers!!!

To Tom W - Thank you for reaching out to your cousin for us. That was amazing!!

To Maria B - Thank you for the amazing bread!!!!

To Rich and Julie E - Thanks for the support and prayers. Thank you too for all the interest you have shown!

To Desire - Thanks for setting up a blood drive with your cousin!!! That is just amazing!

To Dena - Thanks for running to Walmart for me to get some of the things I needed!!! Thank you too for the PJS for Grant.

To Grandma Black - Thanks for knitting those blankets for both Claire and Grant and for the matching hat!!! I love them!

To John Mozeliak - Thank you for your support, prayers, and sweet note. Thank you too for making Grant feel better about his hair!

To Albert Pujols - Thank you sooooo much for the autographed picture and note you sent Grant!!! His hair does look like yours now. We will send you a picture soon. We know how busy  you are and it meant soooo much that you took time out to do this for him. THANK YOU!!!

To my mom - For watching Grant on Friday night so David and I could get out and for washing down everything in the backyard so Grant could play there.

To my dad - For watching Grant on Thursday for a few hours so I could run some errands and for getting the pool ready for us.

To Shadlee - For being me while Claire is with her.

To the Eichlers - For the wonderul toys and all the GREAT gift cards. I am overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you so much.

To Lynn M - For the mass intenions for Grant. Thank you so much for this. It means so much!

To Holly B - Thanks for setting up the blood drive for Grant on his 3rd b-day.

To Aunt Pam - For the St. Jude medal and the sweet gifts you sent both kids. They love them!!!

To Emily - For the books and the CD you sent Claire and Grant

To Dena - For lunch  - It was great to see you guys!

To Theresa - For the great book you sent Grant. Thank you so much for thinking of him.

To My parents for watching Claire and Grant so David and I could go to the movies

To Mike and Ashley for watching the kids so we could go to dinner for David's b-day.

To Melissa and Brett for all the WONDERFUL Mencius Meals!! We so have enjoyed the Sunday dinners.

To Shadlee and Dave - For always jumping in and watching Claire when we need you and for helping us out in so many ways.

To Peggy - For the gift cards to Outback Steak House!!! Thank you!!!!

To Jordan and Heather - For being our nannies.

To Victoria and Chris S - For sending us som any GREAT suggestions for nannies!!!

To Tiffany  - For setting up a blood drive for Grant!

To Holly for the wonderful meal and care calendar.

To Marybeth, John and Boys - For driving to Houston on short notice to celebrate Grant's 3rd birthday.

To Ashley and Mike - For canceling your plans to be here for Grant.

To my parents for being here for me and for Grant on his big day!

To The Smiths -  For the meal you made us this week. Thank you sooo much!

To Holly, Dena, Candace, and Amanda - For donating your time to help out at the blood drive!

To Kim C - For your generous donation! That was just so sweet of you!!!

To Jennifer M - For your generous donation!!! Thank you soooo much!!!

To Carla  - Thank  you for the Pillow Case!! We are going to have so much fun coloring it!!!

To Sam H, John V  and Matthew P - Thank you so much for the digital book thing! What do you call it??? It is so cool. My mother-in-law was just telling me about this thing and wants one!!! Thank you!! We will use it often!

The Wiggins Family - Thank you for the gift card to Sonic. We will use it very soon!! It is one of Grant's favs!!

To the Smiths - Thank you so much for donating blood, for the dinner you made our family and for the gift card to Fudruckers! You are amazing!

To Judy Jackson - Thank you for the adorable bear. Both my kids love it.

To Melissa and Brett - Thanks for all the B-day goodies. Grant loves his spiderman box and car!

To Marybeth and Velasquez crew - Thanks for sending Grant the balloons and car. He loved getting them sent to his room.

To Tiffany - Thanks for coming up with the kids to celebrate Grant's birthday. He loved seeing them and LOVES his gifts!

To Monica - Thank you so much for the dot-a-dot art set and the connector toy. They were a huge hit!

To Kevin and Cathy - Thank you so much for donating blood and for the awsome remote control car!

To Ms Kimmy - Thank you for taking care of Claire and for giving Grant the Diego book and car set! He loves them.

To Jenny  - Thank you so much for your generous donation!! I hope we will see each other soon.

To TX Childrens - Thank you for EVERYTHING!! You made is birthday so special. Thank you for making him a golf course, for decorating his door, for making him a big birthday sign, for the balloon, the playdough and for the cars!!
 
To Scott S - Thank you so much for the awesome jersey! Grant loves it and his daddy says he will be allowed to wear it!

To  My mom - For watching Grant so David and I could go to dinner last Friday.

To Stacey Y -  For helping me with Claire! Thank you so much for watching her and taking her to school!

To Pam - Thank you so much for donating platelets!!!

To Dena - For driving over icecream to Claire and me! It was such a nice surprise!!

To The Buckleys - For Grant's light Saber!!! Way too cool!!!

To Judy West - Thank you so much for your generous donation!!! We are so grateful for it!

To Ellen G - Thank you for the awesome blanket!! Thank so mo sweet of you to do for him!

To Mr. Randy M - Thank you so much for the platelet vouchers!! You were so kind to send those to us. I wish your mom all best! I will keep her in my prayers!

To TX Childrens - Thank you for EVERYTHING!! You made is birthday so special. Thank you for making him a golf course, for decorating his door, for making him a big birthday sign, for the balloon, the playdough and for the cars!!

To my dad - For bringing me Chelsea's!!!! Thank you. Thank you too for being so good with Grant.

To my mom - Thanks for hanging out with me at the hospital, for cooking me some real food and packing it up for me, and for watching Grant so I could give Grant some attention.

To Dena - To drving around with me to do errands and sitting in the car with Grant.

To Stacey - For the great dinners!!!!

To Kara - For the cool bike and cars. Grant LOVED them. The bike is way cool and made Grant giggle. Thank you!

To Ryan - Thank you so much for the awesome light sabor, the coloring book set, the Astros Hat and shirt and the AWESOME Glove and ball. Grant was so thrilled to get those. Thank you so much for thinking of him!!!

To Aunt Pam - Thank you so much for the generous donation and for sending me Grandma's prayer book. It means a lot.

To Steve J - Thank you so much for the donation you put in Grant's account! Toooo much!!! Thank you!!! It helped us a lot! That was so generous of you.

To Wylie R - Thank you too for your generous donation. Being that you have never met us, it really touched me. Thank you.

To Melissa and Brett - Thank you sooo much for lunch last week!!! We loved it. It was great to see you guys and my little Luke too!

To The Strawns - Thank you so much for bringing Grant and I dinner last week. We loved it. That was very thoughtful of you guys!

To Melissa B - Thank you for being here with us well into the night as Grant got an EEG, a CT scan and an ultrasound. It was sooo good to have you with us. You really helped lighten the mood!!! Thank you!! Remember the B.T.H.N.E.!!!!

To Shadlee and Dave - Thank you for once again taking Claire away from all of this mess. We love you so much and it is good to know that Claire can go with you both with ease. I know she has had so much fun winning at Candy Land. Thank you!

To Mary Beth and crew - Thanks for letting Claire bombard your home this weekend. I know she enjoyed spending time with you all.

To Victoria and Diane - Thank you so much for cleaning up after T-lou and Libby. That was too much to ask of anyone. Thank you.

To Mom and Dad - Thank you so much for watching Grant in the Critcal Care Unit so David and I could go out and eat. We so needed it. Thank you!!!!

To Mike and Ashley - Thanks for the treats you gave the kids from DC. Grant loves his little blue bear.

To Mike - Thank you for watching Grant so David and I could go to church together. That was only the second time we have gone together since Grant was diagnosed and only the 3rd time I have been able to go. Thank you.

To Kara and Monica - Thanks so much for coming up to see me today and for the great jammies for Grant and insirational message for me. I can't wait to watch the movie you got me too. It was so good to see you both and to talk about something other than cancer. Thank you!

To Dena and Wendy - Thank you too for coming to see me this afternoon and for bringing me lunch. It was a great treat! And thank you too Wendy for the awesome T-shirts and the music CDs you made for Grant. He will really enjoy them. Dena - thanks for the food. I can't wait to try those dinner things!! :)

To Tiffany - Thanks for hanging out with me and bringing me lunch. Thank you too for giving Grant the dino coloring book and crayons. I know he will enjoy them!!

Aunt Sue and Uncle Tom - For more oil!

To Grant's Chemo Angels - He loves his gifts.

To Randy M. - Thanks you for the vouchers!!!

To Merideth - Thanks for thw sweet gifts you gave our kids!

To the Baily's - For the gifts you sent Claire and Grant.

To Dena - For all the awesome Star Wars Guys and for the amazing dinner last weekend!

To my parents - For helping me get through the weekend.

To Aunt Cindy - For the sweet gifts you gave Claire and Grant

To Emily - For mentioning Grant during your wedding!

To Mary Ellen, Judy, Jody, Jeanne, Penny, Elaine, and Mary Jo - For the amazing gift card you sent David and I to the Houstonian. We can not wait to use it!

To Jan M. - For the Mickey Mouse Hat you gave Grant and the neckace set you gave Claire. They loved them.

Shadlee - For the shirts you gave David, for helping me clean out our closet,  for fixing his vests, and the movie you gave Claire.

To the Murmans - For the sweet note and the generouse donation!!! Thank you so much!

To Rowland Ballard and the entire staff - Thank you so much for the fund raiser you did for Grant and Aldon. The support you have shown us is just amazing. Than you so much for doing this for us.

To Aunt Cindy - For coming to Houston to visit and having to deal with me going crazy and for the sweet gifts you brought us! I love you!

To Pete and Kelley M - Thank you for organizing a group to walk with you in Dallas in Grant's honor and for all the sweet gifts you sent Claire and Grant. And thank you too for sending us the Team Grant sign!

To Mike and Ashley - Thank you for the Halloween treats and Mike thank you for running in the marathon in Grant's honor! We love you guys!

To Leslie S - Thank you so much for running in KS for a bunch of kids with cancer and including Grant. I don't know you, but I am so thankful to you!

To Jan Black - Thank you for the dinner!!!

Mike - For running the marathon for Grant

To Amy K - For watching Claire all day while we were at clinic.

To Melissa B  - For the wonderful pancakes and for being the best sister ever.

To Mother's Against Cancer - For the wonderful Valentine's treats!

To Tin Roof BBQ - For hosting quarterly blood drives for Grant!

To Mother's Against Cancer - For hosting a blood drive for Grant. And a special thank you to the girls who are putting it together - Tiffany Jurkash, Brandy Turner, Aaryn Silva, Kelsey Hewill, and Liz Dillard!

Jenny V and Family - For the wonderful PapaJohns Gift Card!

The Patty - For all the wonderful books

To Dena M - For helping me out so much with Claire. She has so enjoyed spending time with you and the boys! Thank you!!!

To Dad - For installing my new sink! :)

To John V - For the wonderful treats you gave the kids and those terrific cookies you brought up to the hospital. And thank you too for driving all the way to Kingwood to attend the blood drive!

To Wayne W - For helping us out with our insurance

To Taylor McCain  - Thank you so much for giving Grant the baseball hat to wear when he is playing golf at the club!!

To everyone that purchased a TEAM GRANT shirt!!!

To Melissa, Mike and Ashley - For all the wonderful food you bring up to Grant and I when we are in the hospital.

To Ms. Barbara - For the treats you bring Claire and Grant.

To Victoria - For always letting the dogs out and cleaning up after them!!! We owe you!!!

To Tom Walsh - For Everything!! Thank you for your generous donations and for helping arrange for us to meet the Cardinals. It was an opportunity of a lifetime thanks to you!

To Everyone that came to Grant's 4th birthday party. You all really made his day special!!

To Tiffany H and Holly B for organizing the blood drives for Grant.

To EVERYONE THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DONTATION ACCOUNT!! Please e-mail me and let me know who you are so I can properly thank you. We do not know who has contributed!!!

Again, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has touched our lives.

Love,

Melanie