If things went really wrong in the world, Marcus Smart is the guy I would want at my side. Well, things did go very wrong for my family after my grand daughter, Courtney Lane, with Cystic Fibrosis was denied a double-lung transplant by two Boston hospitals and quickly ferried off to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire to die.
Courtney was taken off life support and passed away at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019. While I truly feel that two hospitals failed her, Courtney's medical team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock did not. She had been in their care for much of her life, and they were there at her death. The anger and grief that followed was pervasive for my family, but it didn't last.
A plea to Carsen Edwards @Cboogie_3. My great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane, lost his mom, Courtney, to Cystic Fibrosis on Friday at the age of 25. He loves getting cards & he needs an uplift. 123 Garden Dr., Apt. 2, Manchester, NH 03102. I would be forever grateful. pic.twitte…
Guest article: Lisa Lane McCarty
Following Kemba Walker's cringe-worthy injury last night, thankfully followed by news that the damage may not be as serious as previously thought, I seriously need to let Celtics fans know how much their response has meant to me and my family. The cards and gifts just keep coming. One such gift almost literally placed my great nephew, Carson Thomas Lane, squarely on the TD Garden parquet.
The hand-made 3-dimensional card sent by Kathy and Dick Greene of Plainville, MA is a masterpiece of workmanship. It wasn't created in mere minutes. Like so many items we have received, much thought and effort went into it.
This unique item displays Carson immersed on the parquet floor, in front of the Championship banners and trophy and accompanied by a Championship ring and Celtics logo. It is all there. As I write this, my family is planning Carson's first trip ever to TD Garden, hopefully on December 6. A glitch has surfaced in that plan, but we are de…
Marcus Smart's ferocity strikes fear into most of his opponents, but he has a tender side. The same dogged defender that harasses opponents into making mistakes and picks up floor burns diving on the floor for loose balls took the time to comfort my family when we were hosted at TD Garden on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
This all started following the November death of my granddaughter, Courtney, after a 25-year battle with cystic fibrosis. She left behind my great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane, and I made a very simple request to Carson's namesake, Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards. My Twitter followers stepped up immediately with countless retweets and notifications. Edwards responded promptly via Twitter, as did Marcus Smart, who prompted Twitter followers to "send mail that uplifts & showers this kid with love".
Carson Thomas Lane- I lost my mom recently to. But it’s people like ur great grandpa who will get u thru the tough times as you grow up. Much love young s…