Grant Reed Will Beat Michigan

July 9, 2013 at 9:48a    by Ramzy Nasrallah    
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BEAT MICHIGAN

Back in 2010, Grant Reed was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He decided to name it after something he really, really wanted to beat badly. So Grant named his brain tumor "Michigan."

"We've beaten Michigan for the short term, but like any rival, there's a chance it can come back," Troy said.

Grant will return to the hospital every three months for an MRI. He suffered some complications from treatment, which impacted his speech and mobility.

"I want to recover. I want to talk faster, I guess. Walk faster," he said.

Doctors say his prognosis is looking good.

Go Grant. Beat Michigan.


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hodge's picture

Can't put into words how much I love this.

TMac's picture

Love this ^ and this v
 

 

Flyermike's picture

I can't believe that this awesome kid would pose with Urban Meyer, the scum of the Earth who doesn't care about anyone but himself, for a picture...
All jokes aside, Grant just brightened my day tenfold.  Stories like this make you want to live each to the fullest.  

farmerbuck's picture

What A Brave And Strong Young Man. Praying For His Full Recovery. And Beat Mi_____N!

You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!

gumtape's picture

New slang term for TTUN:
Brain Tumor

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

Buckabroad's picture

You will be in my prayers for a full and lasting recovery, Grant. I've never wanted Michigan beaten so badly before.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Poison nuts's picture

This might be the most important time ever to beat Michigan! Great story, great kid, I'm gonna print this one out & hang it in the office so I have a reminder of something that really matters.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Gametime's picture

This will inspire our guys even more this year. I mean, playing with a chip on our shoulder already, The Chase, Grant Reed, NCAA 14's cover, I mean we have a TON of motivation this year. I don't expect any half stepping. I hope we hang 50+ on everyone this year. #NoMercy

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

JollyFatMan's picture

My man. Keep on beating them buddy. 

How firm thy friendship..

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Grant is a man doing work. 

raki's picture

God bless you grant and hope you have a full recovery.

Hovenaut's picture

And a child shall lead them.....

God bless Grant Reed.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeChief's picture

God bless and good luck Grant!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

TTUN-That Tumor Up North!
 

ATT2121's picture

Praying for a full recovery for Grant. Awesome story, thank you for presenting it!

 
 

"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens
 

dubjayfootball90's picture

One of the best things I have ever read in my life. Absolutely amazing.

Sauce Bauss's picture

He needs a pair of gold pants when he beats Michigan. 

KBonay's picture

Wishing Grant a long and happy life.
But if he does stray from the path of the straight and narrow, we know it will now be Urban's fault.

raiderred's picture

Wow. Just amazing. His fight he showed during this ordeal will lead to future success in his life and I wish him the best 

pjtobin's picture

That is very neat. What a smart kid. I'm very glad you shared this with us here at 11w. What a great story. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Haybucks's picture

Great Attitude! Great Kid!

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Eddie-Eddie's picture

Outstanding!  I'll be pulling for this kid to beat Michigan more than the games itself!!  Great kid. 

OSUs12-OH's picture

This little guy and his family are from my old home town of Bellville, Ohio.  His dad (Troy) and I went to HS together.  This was such a sad story at first but now it's all turning around.  It was cool as hell to see Coach Meyer, Etienne Sabino and Frank Kangah visit Grant back when he was real sick.  Here's an additional article from our area paper about the story.  I love this kid!  And now, just may be some of you all will see why around where I grew up in central Ohio, we don't like TTUN;-)

This part brought tears to my eyes this morning...if you have kids you know why.

“He’s loved Ohio State since he was a baby,” Troy said. “(My wife) Denise and I met in the marching band at Ohio State and I proposed to her at the OSU/Michigan game in 1994. We just came off the field and I got down on one knee and proposed.”
Every Ohio State game day since, the Reed family spends the day watching the game and celebrating.
“The world pretty much stops on that day,” Troy said. “It’s sort of a rule that the kids have to stay and watch at home, and we have all kind of junk food and just spend family time together.”

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

Geraffi's picture

Go Grant!  Beat Michigan!

Jordan Wagner's picture

I thought this was classy of Michigan to do

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Grant should lead the Buckeyes out of the tunnel at the Big Hose this year! And, yeah, have to admit, Jordan, that WAS classy of TTUN.