Event: Relay For Life of South Coos County on Saturday, June 29, 2013
$2,439.87 raised $10,000 goal
My name is Grant Crim and I would like to share with all of you, the reason I Relay.
I was only a baby when my parents found out I was sick. At the time they didn't have a lot of money and were being bombarded with medical bills. The expense of having to drive to Portland for oncology visits was getting to be a lot. Then someone told them about the American Cancer Society. They helped my parents find hotel rooms that we could stay at during our numerous visits. I don't know what we would have done without that help.
When I was 2, I was invited to attend a survivor celebration as the youngest cancer survivor in Coos Bay. I have been attending it ever since. When I was 5 years old I was invited to be the Grand Marshal of the Coos County Relay along with my new best friend Jessica McClay who was also a survivor. We also co-captained our first team the following year and raised lots of money for cancer research.
When I got sick again about 5 years later, I struggled with all of the chemo and sickness and REALLY struggled with the loss of my vision. My mom and I were in Eugene one weekend visiting her best friend and she talked us into going to the local Relay. I was feeling really sick and weak but I wanted to go anyway. When I tried to complete the survivor lap, I couldn't do it. I had to stop to rest on the side of the track. As I sat there watching all of the survivors continue on, I couldn't help but be inspired by their willingness to fight. Their loved ones lined the sides of the track clapping and cheering them on. When I got home that night, the impact of the hope that Relay could inspire in people really hit me. I wrote a song that night and asked my friend, Ryan Reyna to help me put it to music. We had it copyrighted and I dreamed of one day, having it played at our Relay back home. I saw that dream happen the following year.
Through the years, my role in Relay has increased from starting off as a survivor celebration participant, to being the grand marshal, to co-captaining a team, to being a member of the $1000 club, to now chairing the Team Development Committee at 16 years old. Relay has become so very personal for me. I want to inspire others and help raise money to end their need to fight once and for all. I'm not going to stop until we have a cure for cancer and we can't do that without your help. Your participation, and your encouragement of others to participate, can make that dream a reality.
My name is Grant Crim....I'm a survivor......and I'm making HOPE happen!
Our Car & Motorcycle Show Event Page on Facebook! If you are not already involved in Relay with a team, please come to our Car Show and stay for our Relay Opening Ceremonies so you can see what we are all about! Go to the page and invite all of your friends! It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all of the cars together!
Please visit my youtube pages for more of my story and view my videos supporting the Relay For Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S5_4HtDpWE&feature=plcp (My Story Slideshow)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvv4s-mmv0A&feature=plcp (Relay Summit Speech)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz5tqG2t5WU (Tribute to More Birthday's Campaign)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It0Gy5rQ-fM&feature=plcp (The song I wrote, sung by Ryan Reyna who wrote the music to it)
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE MORE ABOUT OUR AMAZING EVENT PLANNED!
http://www.teamtimecar.com/team.html Paul "Doc" Night Back to the Future DeLorean
http://carshownationals.com/ Thanks for all of your help promoting Mike Linner!
Thank you to my supporters!