Pray for Grant

Thursday, May 20 - 2:31 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Well, my sweet boy "has done good!" Grant cleared his methotrexate on time and is free to head home at 4:30 this afternoon. I hope he stays healthy and keeps up the great spirit he is in.

Yesterday, Grant played soccer for the 1st time since before he was diagnosed. And he did it all on his own!!! He also caught several ground balls and pitched them back quite well to his physical therapist! It brought tears to my eyes to see Grant feeling so independent and WANTING to play! 

I want to share two stories with you that have touched our family so deeply this week. First, my dear friend Dena's little 9-yr old boy, Noah, has decided to raise money for pediatric cancer in Grant's honor. Noah learned of an event called "Bald is Beautiful" that will be taking place before the Dynamo soccer game on May 29, at Robertson Stadium. Noah is trying to raise as much money as he can to be donated to a charity to find a cure for all pediatric cancers, and in return will shave his beautiful long locks of hair off in Grant's honor. His mother asked him why he wanted to do this. This sweet boy's response just made she and I both cry. He said, because "Grant is so sick and I don't like to see him that way. I want to help raise money to find a cure that will make him better." He gets it. This 9-yr old boy gets it.

This morning, an amazing group of men came in to see Grant. The soccer team from Strake Jesuit stopped by with one of Grant's cancer heroes - Bucky - a senior who is recovering nicely after having been cured from bone cancer this year. These men brought such a joy to Grant's face as they played and visited with him. While they were here, they learned more about Grant's diagnosis and met many of the other kids on the 9th floor. As they were leaving, one of the boys, James, stopped back by and said he wanted to give Grant his medal that he had won by making it all the way to the State Soccer Championship. I was overwhelmed. I asked him to sign the medal for Grant. He placed it around Grant's neck and was so patient as I took about 30 pictures. Here is this boy that we had never met before today, sitting there with my son and giving him the medal he and his team had worked so hard for. I can't tell you how something like that just rips at your heartstrings. Thank you to all the Strake Jesuit Soccer team members, the coaches, to Bucky, and to James for making Grant feel like part of your team!

As we are about to leave today, I want to remind you of the Mother's Against Cancer Blood Drive scheduled for this Saturday at Bill's Cafe on Loop 494 in Kingwood, from 2-6 p.m. If you can stop by, we would love to see you. I think we will be there between 4:30 and 6 p.m. 

Thanks again to everyone who continues to support us! We love you all so dearly!!



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Thursday, May 20 - 2:31 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Well, my sweet boy "has done good!" Grant cleared his methotrexate on time and is free to head home at 4:30 this afternoon. I hope he stays healthy and keeps up the great spirit he is in.

Yesterday, Grant played soccer for the 1st time since before he was diagnosed. And he did it all on his own!!! He also caught several ground balls and pitched them back quite well to his physical therapist! It brought tears to my eyes to see Grant feeling so independent and WANTING to play! 

I want to share two stories with you that have touched our family so deeply this week. First, my dear friend Dena's little 9-yr old boy, Noah, has decided to raise money for pediatric cancer in Grant's honor. Noah learned of an event called "Bald is Beautiful" that will be taking place before the Dynamo soccer game on May 29, at Robertson Stadium. Noah is trying to raise as much money as he can to be donated to a charity to find a cure for all pediatric cancers, and in return will shave his beautiful long locks of hair off in Grant's honor. His mother asked him why he wanted to do this. This sweet boy's response just made she and I both cry. He said, because "Grant is so sick and I don't like to see him that way. I want to help raise money to find a cure that will make him better." He gets it. This 9-yr old boy gets it.

This morning, an amazing group of men came in to see Grant. The soccer team from Strake Jesuit stopped by with one of Grant's cancer heroes - Bucky - a senior who is recovering nicely after having been cured from bone cancer this year. These men brought such a joy to Grant's face as they played and visited with him. While they were here, they learned more about Grant's diagnosis and met many of the other kids on the 9th floor. As they were leaving, one of the boys, James, stopped back by and said he wanted to give Grant his medal that he had won by making it all the way to the State Soccer Championship. I was overwhelmed. I asked him to sign the medal for Grant. He placed it around Grant's neck and was so patient as I took about 30 pictures. Here is this boy that we had never met before today, sitting there with my son and giving him the medal he and his team had worked so hard for. I can't tell you how something like that just rips at your heartstrings. Thank you to all the Strake Jesuit Soccer team members, the coaches, to Bucky, and to James for making Grant feel like part of your team!

As we are about to leave today, I want to remind you of the Mother's Against Cancer Blood Drive scheduled for this Saturday at Bill's Cafe on Loop 494 in Kingwood, from 2-6 p.m. If you can stop by, we would love to see you. I think we will be there between 4:30 and 6 p.m. 

Thanks again to everyone who continues to support us! We love you all so dearly!!