Oh Terrie! I am *SO* glad you opened with that graduation photo; I would not have made it through this article on the first try otherwise, terrified that the next paragraph would be the inevitable death of your grandson. You had me caught up in what was going on with your family and it was emotionally wrenching enough, even knowing that there was a happy present to catch up to.
You are an amazing person, mother, and grandmother to have lived with this and kept your positive outlook on life.
Well done, dear lady (both in the article you wrote and the life that inspired it)!