by David Miller

David Miller is the publisher of Loveland Magazine

Loveland, Ohio – “We now know from The Cure Starts Now that $50,000 could fund an entire research grant in Grant’s honor,” said Grant Wolf’s mom Sara. “Pretty wonderful we are so close to that after two days.”

At Grant’s funeral, his 7-year-old twin sister Julia really wanted to tell Sara an idea that she came up with to celebrate their birthday. “She’s been worried about how to have a birthday without Grant here with her,” said Sara. Grant Wolf passed away on January 22 at the age of after a courageous battle with Medulloblastoma.

That night, she shared she wanted to do two things – give stuffed dogs to kids with cancer, what she and Grant loved to play together, and raise money for brain cancer research. “She set the goal at $240 and we have watched the total grow, and grow and grow,” said Sara

Julia Grant (Provided Photo)

Grant had an amazing team of doctors and nurses at Cincinnati Children’s and in Augusta Georgia, but when a child relapses with Medulloblastoma, treatment options are limited, his mom said. “We don’t want this to be the story for other families in the future.”

Julia told Loveland Magazine, “Grant was really funny. He loved playing dogs and sports. He was the best twin brother.” She says she really wanted to do something about finding a cure for cancer so that no other kid has to go through these tough times.

“Thank you to everyone who donated. Thank you so so much,” said Julia.

Mom added, “We are amazed at the response to her birthday fundraiser but with the love of Grant’s ‘Wolf Pack’ behind us, we shouldn’t really be surprised at all.”

Hi this is Julia,

In one week it is my birthday. In honor of Grant, my 7-year-old twin who passed away from brain cancer we are having a fundraiser to find a cure for cancer and give kids with cancer stuffed dogs.

Grant loved stuffed dogs and sports. He made a great brother and friend. On February 11th it is our 8th birthday. This is my idea of what to do for Grant on our birthday.

My mom and I bought 30 dogs to donate to Carley at Proton so she can give them to other kids with cancer like Grant.

I am asking if you can donate $8 by our 8th birthday to remember Grant and help cure cancer too. The Cure Starts Now wants to cure brain cancer and I do too.




Grant Wolf passed away on January 22, 2021 at the age of 7 after a courageous battle with Medulloblastoma.

He was the beloved son of Michael & Sara (Dowden) Wolf. Loving brother of Matthew and Julia. Cherished grandson of Steve and Joan Wolf and Stephen and Marcy Dowden. Devoted nephew of Doug and Laura Ruschman, Greg and Angie Dowden, and Chris and Lynn Dowden. Adored cousin of Hannah, Emily, Luke, Marshall, Maggie, and Colin.

Grant never met a sport he did not like. He was often found in his driveway or front yard playing baseball or basketball with his brother or on the golf course with his dad. He and his twin sister shared a love of stuffed dogs, and they have quite the collection. His mom has been his constant comfort and companion to countless hospital stays and appointments. He loved building roller coasters, golf courses, and sports fields out of any materials that he could find around the house. Grant’s smile and bravery even in the toughest of times this past 16 months have inspired many to find joy in challenging times and to never give up. 

Family and friends visited the family from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, January 26 at St. Columban Catholic Church in Loveland.  

Mass of Christian Burial was private at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The Mass can be viewed HERE.

A procession to Gate of Heaven from St. Columban traveled through Downtown Loveland to Loveland Madeira Road. Hundreds of friends, including Grant’s teachers, his Principal, and fellow students gathered throughout the town, many at the Loveland Primary and Elementary Campus where Grant went to school.

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