Grahm Moon Jahr was born March 5, 2002. He was miracle baby that Judy Moon and Jeff Jahr thought they could never have. He was a dynamic bundle of joy. With his curly golden locks and beautiful blue eyes, he won the hearts of everyone that met him including the staff and students of Bluebird House in Southfield and Rogers Elementary in Berkley.
Then at age 4, the unthinkable happened. Grahm developed a bad cold that he couldn’t get rid of. After several visits to the doctor, and a loss of 5 pounds in a week, a CT Scan at Beaumont Hospital showed a tumor. Grahm was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. The Jahr family would go through 40 weeks of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of proton beam radiation therapy in Indiana. The treatment showed signs of hope—the tumor was shrinking and Grahm was able to attend summer school, which he loved—especially the bus ride. He was having the time of his life.
Unfortunately, while on the break from his treatment, the tumor began growing again—this time uncontrollably. Chemo started up again. On the second day, Grahm went into a coma. Judy sensed the evitable and Grahm was afraid. She began telling him a story—that a magical flying bus was going to come for him and take him to a new school in heaven where he would be greeted by angels and new friends. She told him Mommy and Daddy wouldn’t be going but that he could come back and visit any time. While Judy told the story, Jeff noticed a tear running down Grahm's cheek. They knew he heard the story, and now you can too.
There is a tribute to Grahm this weekend at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. For more info please visit: www.grahmmy.com.