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Blog entry by Napaman posted 09-14-2009 07:47 AM 1452 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: First Package Arrives...check out picture... Part 3 of FISHING LURE DRIVE FOR GRANT series Part 4: WORDS DIRECTLY FROM GRANT ON HIS FIRST DAY HOME!! »


I just got the news on Grant’s blog—-GRANT…who has been in the HOSPITAL for 376 days…and 1200 miles from home is COMING HOME TO NAPA…I AM CRYING…I just checked his blog after being on LJ’s for toooo long and I missed the post until 10:30 pm….so I cant race through the house screaming with all in bed…but I really want to …

WHO IS GRANT i started this BLOG and DONATION DRIVE for him several months ago to raise his spirits when he was once again near death and had given up all hope…many LJ’s responded and his slow road to recovery has been up and down…he was finally getting better in the last two months and a few weeks ago he got the word he would be home for his birthday on OCT 25th…and today—————they changed it to this THURSDAY!!!!!!!!!!

In short…he has struggled with a horrible blood disease for many years…one that required MANY blood transfusions to stay alive…last year the family found a donor that matched his blood type—-not a perfect match…but workable…

He has since had an up and down road to recovery…has had three seperate blood (not transfusions) but grafts??? sorry I am using the wrong terminology…but either way…the reactions to the transfusions and all the drugs in and out took a toll on Grant’s body and he almost didnt make it many times…he would then finally recover and then some other hurdle….they thought they would be home at the latest LAST MARCH…and not…finally his body is ready…still not 100% but close enough…

GRANT IS COMING HOME….I cant explain how great this is…please take the time to check out this blog and project series…

THANK YOU LJ’s for listening now…and thank you to those who supported with words of encouragement, prayers and donations…

God bless all…

I dont know how I am going to get to sleep…every day for more then a year I have waited all day for his family’s post on his update…it has been a big part of my day…and tonight to go on and read he is coming home just feels sooooooo good….

Please continue to continue with prayers and thoughts for Grant and his family…he will need all of our help as he continues to heal…

Thank you…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 09:38 AM

Wonderful news mate.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 12:37 PM

GREAT NEWS Matt. It looks like our participation in your project help his spirit rise to the occassion. God does perform some great miracles and we are as ellated as you are. Keep us posted and some pics when he arrives.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 02:38 PM

That is some great news! Thanks for the follow up.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 03:29 PM

God works in mysterious ways.
Great news Matt !!!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 04:06 PM

Matt great news. I thank you for spearheading the lure drive and trying to keep his spirits up with Lumberjocks help.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 05:32 PM

What a wonderful way to start a week, Matt!!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 05:43 PM

Matt Thats GREAT news !!!!

I’ll put Grant and All who is involved in my prayers

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 06:06 PM

Wonderful news Matt…............... Thursday is going to be a “GREAT” day for all and I am sure Grant’s recovery will be enhanced by not only come home but by being close to you as well.

You have done wonderful things for his support, keep it up and please keep us posted here on LJ’s…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 06:19 PM

Thanks everyone!!! Grant will still need our prayers and thoughts…his health is still going ot be fragile but he is finally healthy enough to go home for the FIRST TIME IN A YEAR!!!


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 09-18-2009 05:04 AM

JUST AN UPDATE——I have not heard whether they landed…but as of last nights update they were leaving for Napa early in the morning…I talked to a friend who said they would be here tonight…

EITHER WAY…GRANT SHOULD BE HOME RIGHT NOW…hopefully enjoying his FIRST NIGHT in his home for More then a year…what a great feeling it must be…

I CANT WAIT FOR MY NEXT BLOG…which could come at any minute——that GRANT IS HOME….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 09-23-2009 01:47 AM

Thanks for letting me know Matt … I’ve been away lately.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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