May you find peace and salvation in the hereafter where you will once again be happy,
whole, and pain-free to live out eternity................... Coach Schabell
Rest in peace my friend. You have and always will be an inspiration to me. Although, I haven't stopped crying since I
heard the news, I can smile knowing your suffering is over. You are the most courageous kid I have ever met and as
long as I coach-- my teams will always take the court after saying "courage" in memory of you. I believe Heaven has
just gotten the best Texas Hold'Em player they have ever seen and the biggest JAYHAWK fan around. You know I will
still continue to root for the TARHEELS against your JAYHAWKS but there will always be a soft spot in my heart for
I will never forget the smile you had on your face the night of your benefit. You showing me your pictures
of your trip to Kansas. That was really something special. How about our TEXAS HOLD'EM tournament
when you and I went "all in" and you (luckily) beat me. I could go on and on. No matter how mad I was
at our team in the 7th grade you always put on a smile on my face with your 'SHIT EATIN GRIN". You
put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces and that will be sorely missed. Look down on your family and friends
and help them through this tough time. Your last 3 words to me I now say back to you
"ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK"......Coach Gray
To The Janszen and Brossart Family,
Jim and I extend our sympathy to you.
Know that God will take Grant into his kingdom and Grant will watch over you.
Jim and Linda Gastright
You will always and forever be a big part of our family. Matthew is a better person because of your awesome
friendship. I know wherever the road of life leads Matthew you will always there.
Love Ya! YES WE DO FEEL THE LOVE!!!
The Hansman Family
We miss you, and we will always love you no matter what.
You are still in my prayers. I will never forget you. I love you Grant.
Courage - Grant, you rewrote the book. I only hope that in my hour of death, I should approach it with the aplomb
that you have demonstrated these past months. Be At Rest, you've earned it.!
My sympathy to Grant's family
This is an incredible tribute to a person who is the bravest, strongest, most loving kid
I have ever had the pleasure of knowing... he's not just anyone .....he's my son......
Grant, we've known you since your birth but did not meet you in person until this summer.
You captured our hearts in a very short time.
I hope you left us knowing how loved you were.
God bless you.
The Ferrell Family
COURAGE: The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of
withdrawing from it; quality of being fearless or brave.
Grant, without a doubt this most certainly describes you and the battle that you took on. You will always be an
inspiration to all of us to help overcome the difficult times that we will be challenged with. As Gods newest angel you
will have a new challenge of watching over us and your family which I know it is a task that you are ready for. While
you were with us you gave strength to 12 young men and 2 Coaches while they were on the court. Your COURAGE
also gave 1 of the coaches and his wife the ability to get through a difficult time personally, that I thank you for. As
Coach Gray has stated your smile could light up the world and even though I only knew you for a brief time, that is a
statement which is absolutely correct.
For one last time from a team that you were very much a part of, from the players and coaches -
May the joys of Grant's life live in all of us. Not only is Grant a hero to all of us but Glenna is also a hero in my eyes.
Grant had a wonderful life because of her and her willingness to be courageous and never was she selfish. Grant
always came before her needs and she made sure his life was filled with love, laughter and fun.
Grant, we will miss you more than you know and the one thing I will always remember is that beautiful smile of
yours. Our lives will now be richer because of you and because of that, may we never take life for granted......
Darin, Becky and Garrett Hogle
Christie and Brian Wrobleski
Many lives have been touch by Grant and Grant did not know a lot of the people who's lives he has touched until he
went to heaven on August 16, 2004 and he is now able to now see all the love, prayers and support from so, so many
people that keep this great kid in their constant thoughts and prayers.
As a legacy to Grant, "enjoy life one moment at a time," "Love without expecting anything back," "Belly laugh often as
possible" & "Always keep the faith."
Grant is in heaven now and we have prayed for Grant to stay with us, but Grant's life was over on this earth. Please
don't ever lose faith because we lost Grant. Grant is with God now and that is the greatest place on heaven and earth.
We will see him again in our due time and when we do he will be there waiting for us with open arms and a big smile.
May God continue to bless you all.
Love, huggs and smiles,
Grant, you are such a trooper.
You are at rest now buddy.
We enjoyed having you in our lives for the short time that we knew you.
We love your humor, smile and exuberance. I just wish we could have gone to Natural Bridge one more time!
You are God's newest angel! Enjoy it! Rest in peace now.
The Ginn Family
Ron and Shelley
Ashley and Angela Woltermann
To the Janszen Family and Friends...
I wrote this for my father two days before he passed away in March '91...
I know he smiled back.
"There are times in our life when we must say goodbye
those happy times together are coming to an end
if it all should end this moment that's when it all begins
for a GoodBye only means...I'll see you again."
What an experience that Welcome will be one day...My thoughts and prayers to each of you.
GRANT AND FAMILY YOU DIDNT KNOW US , BUT WE KNEW YOU .
THROUGH E- MAILS AND UP-DATES ,WE KEPT YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE WERE SADDENED TO
LEARN OF YOUR PASSING THROUGH OUR E- MAIL FRIENDS AND HAVE PASSED THE SAD /HAPPY NEWS TO
SAD BECAUSE YOU WONT BE HERE ON EARTH WITH US BUT HAPPY THAT YOU ARE AT HOME IN HEAVEN , IN PEACE,
WITH GOD AND NO PAIN, WAITING FOR US AND KEEPING THE OTHER ANGELS HAPPY.
YOU NOW KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE PRAYING FOR YOU AND WITH YOU PRECIOUS ONE , WE DIDN'T GET TO
MEET YOU IN PERSON BUT WE KNEW YOU IN OUR HEARTS.
FOR ALL THE LOVE AND HAPPINESS YOU GAVE WAS THE LOVE YOU RECIEVED IN RETURN.
UNTIL THAT GLORIOUS DAY WHEN WE WILL FINALLY MEET YOU IN HEAVEN, KEEP WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY
AND FRIENDS .
GRANT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN - SUCH COURAGE AND STRENGTH FOR SUCH A FINE YOUNG MAN
GOD HAS HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND HE IS PROUD OF YOU ALL, FOR THE LOVE AND
SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN GRANT.
ALL OF YOU REMEMBER
* IT IS ABOUT L O V E *
JESUS SAID LOVE ONE ANOTHER !
GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS .
SINCERELY, MARY P. WILLIAMS
We met Grant briefly during a camping trip and had seen him around a few other times with his friend, Patrick Waters.
Grant was the type of person that couldn't be ignored or unnoticed. He was an energy force that was like a light. We
knew he was struggling with the greatest battle anyone could face. We knew he was struggling every minute of every
day. All the while we went about our daily lives of placing values on everything; is it good or is it bad, and so on and on
our lives went every minute of every day.
When he passed Monday evening it was like a sudden breeze came up or a rustling among the trees, we hardly noticed.
He can't live any longer, what we take for granted he cherished, it's not too late for us. He was a rare kind, you know
the kind that really really knew he was alive.
The McIntyre family
Grant even though we really didn't talk much the little time you were at school, you were an inspiration to me buddy. I
will miss you and I Love You man. I will keep praying for you and always know you are watching out for me and
everyone on this earth.
You will be missed bud.
|We were saddened to learn of Grant's passing after his long and valiant battle.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Grant's family and friends.
When Grant and Glenna visited us last season it impacted all of our lives.
We were so impressed that they would make the trip to Kansas all the way from Wildcat country.
We enjoyed having the chance to spend some time together and Grant's attitude and enthusiasm were
a great example for all of us.
We have lost a great Jayhawk fan but our coaches and players will continue to be inspired by Grant and
his courageous battle.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Coach Bill Self
and the Kansas Basketball Players and Staff
The Janszen Family,
Our hearts go out to you and your families.
I have never met your family or Grant though it seems I have. I was so shocked to hear of Grants passing. He was
such a strong young man fighting his battle. He was always in our prayer along with your family. These times will be
heartfelt for you, but if you will remember the good times and the happy memories it will get easier. Always remember
you will one day see his sweet smile and be together again without the pain and tears. From your friends miles away.
The Dean Family
Grant you are one of the best people I've ever known. You battled hard and long to stay on this earth and, now your
suffering is over, and we are all praying that you are looking down on us as you receive your wings. we all know you
are in good hands. You inspire us all and we all love you.
Rest In Peace Forever,
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|Grant Janszen was a sophomore at Bishop Brossart High School In Alexandria, Kentucky.
He contracted a form of bone cancer while an eighth grader at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring.
He bravely battled his disease for twenty-two months, which included numerous surgeries, chemotherapy
treatments, and eventual amputation of his left arm. He never lost his sense of humor or will to live. He
was an ardent Kansas Jayhawks fan and had the privlege of meeting them and watching them play while
battling his affliction. He will always be remembered for his ability to brighten the room with his smile and
the incredible influence and example that he was to all of us through his courage and determination.
He lost his battle to cancer on August 16th, 2004