A True Family

As many of you know, my 3 year-old son Grant was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the early morning hours of April 9 while visiting his grandma in Florida with Joe and Silas. He was immediately transported by ambulance from the emergency room to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. I received the call at 2:00 a.m., and immediately made the 9 hour drive with my mother Deborah and step-father Eddie.

The tumor was large, and he was scheduled for surgery on April 10. Fortunately, the surgery was successful, and the neurosurgeon was able to remove all of the tumor. Then began the agonizing wait for pathology results. We are beyond excited to announce the tumor was determined to be benign!

I cannot thank everyone enough for their thoughts, prayers and support over the last 10 days. I have been utterly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from my immediate family, extended family and my studio family. I always say that Blairsville Dance Project is more than just a dance studio. Our staff, students and parents have cultivated such a wonderful, loving environment, and we are like family. And that family made my very difficult 10 days so much more manageable. From staff stepping up to take over studio duties while I was physically and mentally elsewhere to parents and students sending me messages, giving us gifts and changing their profile pictures in support of Grant, I was moved to tears by the kindness more times that I can count.

Thank you all again. I love you all and am lucky to be part of Blairsville Dance Project. And I can’t wait to get my boy back home and back in dance class!!


1 comment

  1. Liz Ruf

    Angela, I just heard about this yesterday. I am so thankful that the surgery was successful. Lifting you and your family up in prayers for a quick and thorough recovery.

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