Amanda Riley Foundation

Supporting Children Battling Cancer

Making a difference...one SMILE at a time! 

Grant is a 2 1/2 yr old child that was diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma in Sept 2013.  Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that is found in the soft tissues of children.  At the time of Grant's diagnosis he already had 5 tumors - one at the base of his brain - one in his right arm - two on his spine - and one in his left leg.  Along with those tumors the cancer was also throughout his bone marrow. 


Grant endured many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. The results after Grant's first scans were better than anyone could have hoped for as upon diagnosis the doctors were not sure treatment would help. The tumors have shrank drastically and his bone marrow came back 100% clear of cancer!!
Grant was a strong fighter but unfortunately on Christmas morning 2015 he lost his battle. 

Grant's treatments didn't keep him from doing the things he loved and bringing so much joy to his family and friends. Grant was the 2nd child of his very precious family.  His older sister, Elizabeth, was his best friend and they werepretty much attached at the hip.  Grant's younger sister is the apple of his eye. Grant was one protective and sweet big brother.  In addition to playing with his sisters, Grant loved being outdoors, camo, and painting.  He also loves the movie cars and Mickey Mouse!