Monday, January 10, 2011

Friendly Encounters

This is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

This is a very special Friendly Encounter.  To be honest, I never even knew Griffin Bohan, today's friend.  I wish I did though.  He was a great kid.
I first heard of Griffin through a report by NBC 5's Paula Faris.  Griffin was a beautiful 6 year old boy who had a rare brain tumor.  One of Griffin's wishes was to meet a player from the Blackhawks.
Jake Dowell of the Blackhawks granted Griffin's wish by visiting him in his home.  The Bohan family also went to a Hawks game and met up with Dowell again.
Little Griffin lost his battle on January 1, 2011.  He went much too soon and endured much too much.  He was a happy and brave child right to the end.

If you would like to help the Bohan family:
For Cards
The Bohan family
PO Box 3073
Greenwood Village, CO 80155

For Donations (payable to "Friends For Griffin")
North Shore Community Bank & Trust
4343 West Peterson
Chicago, IL 60646
Griffin Bohan (in stroller), Jake Dowell (in suit) and the rest of the Bohan family in Chicago, IL-December 2010.

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