Braylon Griggs

Braylon Griggs is 11 years old and lives in Clinton, Michigan with his Mom – Jennifer, Stepdad – Ken and his older sister, Lexie. When Braylon was only three years old he was diagnosed as autistic. As Jennifer shared with Angels of Hope, it took a few years to find the right type of education […]

Braylon Griggs is 11 years old and lives in Clinton, Michigan with his Mom – Jennifer, Stepdad – Ken and his older sister, Lexie.
When Braylon was only three years old he was diagnosed as autistic. As Jennifer shared with Angels of Hope, it took a few years to find the right type of education and program that worked for Braylon but then he began to thrive. He was doing great. At the end of his fifth grade year, Braylon became ill. After many trips to the E.R. and numerous tests and scans, the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumor was made.
Unfortunately, due to the location of the tumor, it is inoperable and the best course of action was to immediately begin an intense chemotherapy regimen. After the first three rounds of chemotherapy, Braylon was extremely ill and not handling the effects of the chemo very well. He required long term hospitalizations to deal with the debilitating side effects.
Jennifer has been at Braylon’s side during all of his hospital stays and treatments. She has been unable to work since his diagnosis. Ken continues to work and picks up extra hours when he can. Of course, working the longer hours means he is unable to be at Braylon’s bedside and there to support Jennifer. The family is struggling financially since the loss of Jennifer’s income.
Angels of Hope is happy to be able to assist the family, by paying some of their basic living expenses, while they support Braylon in his fight.

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