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Victory for "Team Titus", young boy is cancer-free

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Over the past year we've followed the story of 7-year-old Titus Grigg, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last January.

A few days later, his family found out he had cancer.

His supporters dubbed "Team Titus" remained positive -- putting their trust in God every step of the way.

Some great news-- doctors say Titus is cancer-free.

"People are praying not only in this area but we know, have heard around the nation and around the world," said Donnie Grigg almost a year ago, just weeks after finding out their son had cancer.

Now Donnie and Amy's prayers are answered -- their son is cancer-free.

"You look at your child and realize that cancer was in his body. It's hard to see. For any parents it is hard to see their child sick, even to the point that could take their life," said Donnie.

Treatment ended in August and Titus returned home.

Back again at Texas Children's Hospital in November, test results showed Titus' cancer was in remission.

"We know that he's a God of love and of mercy. He's good all the time even when your child has cancer, no matter what you're going through," said Amy.

After a physically and mentally-grueling battle, life is becoming more normal.

Titus is back with friends and family, back at school full-time.

"Just doing the things he missed out on so much," said Amy.

To help the transition the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent Titus to Disneyworld the week before Christmas.

"You totally forget this past year and all the problems and all the difficulty and all the pain," said Donnie.

For Titus it was magical.

"At night time the castle lights up and it was beautiful," said Titus.

Back at home, the Griggs are enjoying some much-needed family time.

The cancer is gone, but Titus will undergo frequent screenings.

"It'll be hard every three months to face it again but it just reminds us of what we've gone through and just how much we have to be thankful for," said Amy.

Life is a gift and the Griggs say with God as their protector, fear is out of the question.

"We don't know if the cancer will come back or not but we're not going to go there. We're not going to live there. We hope to teach that to our kids, just not to fear," said Amy.

Now Titus can get back to just enjoying being a kid.

In the new year, the Grigg family is planning to reach-out to other families with similar struggles.

They also encourage donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so children like Titus can see their wish come true.

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