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Luke Granat (top, wearing headband) has received a lot of support from friends, family and teammates from Orland Park and Tinley Park as he has been dealing with a rare blood disorder. Here, members of his Orland Park Sting league team try to give him a lift on their shoulders. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Soccer and medicine are a big part of 11-year-old Luke Granat’s life, as he holds a kit containing needles and medicine to physically keep him going, and a soccer ball, which emotionally keeps him going. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Several friends and teammates from Orland Park and Tinley Park participated in a 5K run to support Luke Granat. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Patrick McGavin, Freelance Reporter
6:22 am CDT September 26, 2018
As a nurse, Mandy Granat has devoted her professional life to mitigating pain and discomfort of those placed in her care. Most difficult of all was being confronted by medical uncertainty regarding her own son, Luke.