Marcus Smart, Carsen Edwards and Isaiah Thomas are Carson's Champions
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.twitter.com/Bb2vj27rHq— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) November 14, 2019
My simple, but sincere, tweet on November 14, 2019 started it all. It was just a request to Rookie Carson Edwards to hopefully send a card to my great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane. My followers and readers took it from there. A flood of likes, retweets and comments followed, and then quickly came responses from Marcus Smart and Carsen Edwards.
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 stud!— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) November 14, 2019
Twitter- u know what to do. Send mail that uplifts & showers this kid w love. I’ll do my thing 2. https://t.co/JXZUmU3VeK
I’m so sorry for your loss and condolences to your family. Let my man Carson know I have some stuff on the way to him right now!! God Bless! https://t.co/BJjRWDIWE9— Carsen Edwards (@Cboogie_3) November 15, 2019
Former-Celtic, Isaiah Thomas needs to be in the trio that I call Carson's Champions. Months ago, I sent a replica Isaiah-#4-jersey to be signed, telling Isaiah that it was for Carson. True to his word, he signed it and got it back to me. After the responses from Smart and Edwards, the flood gates released. I spent yesterday typing on the computer, trying to respond to as many well-wishers as possible. When my hands cramped up, my wife, Linda, took over typing duties.
7 year old Carson Lane lost his mother one week ago today to cystic fibrosis. His inspirations have been @TomBrady @Patriots and @smart_MS3 @celtics Carson just wants well wish cards to get him through this. Please DM me for his mailing address. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/186u9FecDp— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) November 15, 2019
My simple tweet request has gone viral, energized by my followers and strongly bolstered by the compassion of the Boston Celtics. The tears when I write this stuff are no longer those of grief and despair, but ones of joy - a vast difference. My family went from morose to joyous in a single day.
Meet my great grandson and often-playmate, Carson Thomas Lane. He now has hundreds of supporters around the world.— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) November 16, 2019
Boy, 7, gets support from Celtics, community after mother dies https://t.co/0rF1GXmeME
This story is not over. This is not an indictment of any specific medical institution, but it may be of a few individuals that should never have entered the medical profession. But that is all eclipsed right now by the many hundreds of people that cared enough to at least write a few words, and by several Celtics players that stepped forward to give hope to a beautiful 7-year-old boy whose mother was rejected by many in various ways.
Carson's Champions: Shout-out to three Celtics players who have stepped forward to lift up my grieving great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane. I know Isaiah is now with Wizards - his heart remains on the parquet. Sorry to @Cboogie_3 for starting "Quad God" @smart_MS3 @isaiahthomas pic.twitter.com/Ho06XC70Rb— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) November 15, 2019
Note: Carson is fortunate to have my daughter, Lisa, as his guardian, and Joshua Farrell as his surrogate, and very capable, dad. Carson has three Champions with Celtics connections and hundreds of others out there from all over the world. Things got very good for him in only a day. And they will get better.
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