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Slade Smiley’s Son Back In The Hospital For Rare Brain Tumor

Thu, October 11, 2012 2:39pm EDT by Caitlin Miller 9 Comments
Grayson Smiley Brain Tumor
Getty, Talbert Family

Slade Smiley’s 12-year-old son Grayson is tragically back in the hospital after suffering from a rare brain tumor since his diagnosis in 2005.

Grayson, the son of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Slade Smiley, has been battling brain cancer since he was 5 years old.

“He is fighting hard,” Michelle Arroyo, Grayson’s mother told “Grayson is a good little soldier.”

Grayson has spent the past three days at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York.

Slade, the boyfriend of Gretchen Rossi, has been in legal disputes with Grayson’s mother who claims he has not paid child support. Slade defends that he does not make enough money to contribute to his ill son’s medical bills.

Despite the family’s legal strife, The Talbert Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing financial support to families with children suffering from serious illness, has set up “The Amazing Gray Fund.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to help pay for Grayson’s medical bills.

We’re so sad to hear that Grayson is back in the hospital. We hope this little fighter can pull through soon! Share your thoughts with us HollyMoms!

— Caitlin Miller

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