Mile #82 Taylor
My name is CiCi Grant. I am friends with Tom Mitchell on FB. First of let me say how I love the work her does to raise awareness for children battling Pediatric Cancers. One day I hope that#TeamTaylor
Inc. can do as much for these children as The Still Brave organization has.
Recently, I saw a post regarding the 200 Ultra Mile Marathon. I would like to submit my son, Taylor Aiden Grant. He battled High Risk Stage 4 Neuroblastoma from October 16, 2013 to July 2, 2014 then again from March 9, 2015 to February 3, 2016. Unfortunately, he is now in heaven. Taylor was the most fun loving, energetic, and adventurous 5 year olds you could meet. His favorite show & characters were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to Taylor, he was Mikey Angelo & I was Donnie 😭. Despite not being able to ever attend school, Taylor was one of the most intelligent children you could meet. By the age of 4, he knew both of his parents phone numbers, his alphabet, his diagnosis and the possible outcomes of living with cancer, how Neuroblastoma affected his body, his allergies and more. He enjoyed visiting The Newport Aquarium, traveling out of town, Ihop and most of all Chuck E. Cheese. Despite literally fighting for his life daily, Taylor saw the positive in just about everything. He would always keep myself and his oncology team on our toes with his energy. Taylor was a little old man in a child’s body. His wisdom amazed me. He inspired thousands, if not more people, and was granted his own day in the City of Cincinnati. January 3rd was proclaimed Taylor Grant Day in 2016!