Gretchen Rossi Mourns Death of Slade Smiley’s Son Grayson After Battle With Inoperable Brain Tumor

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Slade Smiley’s 22-year-old boy Grayson passedaway on Feb. 5 after a yearslong fight with an unusable brain growth. Read on for Gretchen Rossi’s homage.

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Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are in grieving.

The Real Housewives of Orange County couple shared the ravaging news that Slade’s 22-year-old child, Grayson Arroyo-Smiley, hasactually passed away. In a declaration published to Gretchen’s Instagram page on Feb. 7, Gretchen and Slade stated they are “beyond ravaged and sad” over the loss. 

“He was an Angel on this earth and an extraordinary warrior…a warrior like no one has ever seen priorto,” they stated. “He battled daily through his discomfort and pain to discover delight in the tiniest of things. He was constantly singing & dancing & laughing inspiteof his scenarios.”

Gretchen and Slade—who called their 3-year-old child Skylar Gray as a nod to Grayson—continued, “Although his life was cut brief on earth he made an amazing effect on so numerous individuals. The Lord understood his life had function and would touch numerous along the method. We are permanently grateful for the lotsof lessons discovered from this little male, and will missouton his gorgeous spirit tremendously.”

“This isn’t farewell however rather see you quickly bit guy,” they included. “We love you Grayson. You will permanently be in our hearts.”

Grayson passedaway on Feb. 5 after a prolonged fight with diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma, an unusable brain growth, according to his mom Michelle Arroyo. He was identified with the condition when he was 6 years old, goingthrough chemotherapy treatment and numerous surgicaltreatments throughout the following years to minimize the discomfort and development of the growth. 


On Grayson’s site Amazing Gray, which recorded his journey, Michelle shared her child’s brain scans appeared “stable” from late 2008 to2010 She likewise remembered Grayson waking up every day “with a smile on his face” and allset to ask “‘Mom, what are we going to do for enjoyable today?'” Even after all the surgicaltreatments, Michelle stated that Grayson’s “biggest problem was the bad hairstyle ‘bulb area’ that his Neurosurgeon offered him.”

In a Feb. 7 Instagram post, Michelle called Grayson’s passing “very unanticipated” as he hadactually been “doing much muchbetter” giventhat being released from a healthcarefacility in January for fever and an infection.


“His heart stopped here at house, and I carriedout chest compressions to get it going till the paramedics showedup and took over,” she composed, including that though Grayson “looked excellent” for a time, “but his heart provided out onceagain at the healthcenter.”

“I understand Gray is playing cards with Gramma and playing Trouble with our cherished Diane,” she included. “His petdog Mo is right at his side as he neverever left him.”

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