Coquille Man Named A “Hero” By ACS

The American Cancer Society’s Great-West Division has named Grant Crim of Coquille a “Hero of Hope.” 17-year-old, Grant Crim is one of 14 cancer survivors who have been chosen from the Great West states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and other states He is also one of the youngest ever to be chosen.

The Heroes of Hope program is in its fifth year. Honorees will serve as spokespeople for the American Cancer Society in their communities and elsewhere. Those selected have triumphed over cancer, made significant volunteer contributions to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, and have made an impact in the lives of others.

Grant Crim is a 15 year Astrocytoma brain tumor survivor. Grant was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1997 at 22 months old. He has survived two recurrences, endured multiple surgeries, years of chemotherapy and ultimately the loss of most of his vision. Despite this, he volunteers his time, offering hope to other patients and their families, and works toward the American Cancer Society’s goal of ending cancer once and for all.

Heroes of Hope provide a highly visible symbol of personal victory over the disease, as well as the ability to encourage support and participation in the programs of the Society. The Heroes of Hope represent the courageous struggle of all cancer patients as they deal with the physical and emotional aspects of their experience.

The American Cancer Society saves lives through research and patient support services. They help people get well and stay well, and will never give up until they finish the fight against a disease that can strike anyone. For information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit online at

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.