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:
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.