Memphis Grizzlies support young fan battling cancer - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Grizzlies support young fan battling cancer

Jeff Green, Marc Gasol, and Grizz the Mascot wear bracelets like this to support Carson. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Jeff Green, Marc Gasol, and Grizz the Mascot wear bracelets like this to support Carson. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
One of Carson's favorite things is a basketball signed by Jeff Green and other team members. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) One of Carson's favorite things is a basketball signed by Jeff Green and other team members. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Carson was the special guest at an American Girl fashion show. (Photo Source: St. Jude Children's Hospital) Carson was the special guest at an American Girl fashion show. (Photo Source: St. Jude Children's Hospital)
COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) -

Grizzlies stars Marc Gasol and Jeff Green proudly wear a purple band on their wrists. The Grizz mascot wears one as well.

These bands aren't just a fashion statement, they represent 9-year-old Carson Head and the massive outpouring of support for her as she battles cancer.

"I love the Grizzlies," Carson commented.

The Grizzlies love her right back. A Caring Bridge website called Carson's Corner is now live to keep everyone in the loop about Carson's progress as she battles a bone disease.

"Carson was diagnosed with autosarcoma back on March 7, 2014," explained Carson's mother, Paula Head. "Now she is a patient at St. Jude."

Recently, Make-A-Wish treated Carson to a trip, shopping spree, and the honor of being the special guest at an American Girl fashion show.

Many others in the community have reached out to support Carson and her family. She's received piles of teddy bears, paintings, and over 800 get well cards from caring strangers.

Carson's parents added that people also bring food, gift cards, and other items to the family to help them stay afloat as they go back and forth to St. Jude for Carson's treatment.

"Whoever thought that we'd have all these people loving on us all the time is pretty special," said Paula Head.

Even Grizz the mascot stopped by the Head household to wish Carson well.

Carson says the two things she treasures are her basket ball signed by Jeff Green and other teammates, and a recent visit from Marc Gasol.

"Now, he's given Carson his cell phone number and he says call me or text me anytime you want to talk," said Paula Head.

Carson and her parents say they'll be watching and praying for the Grizzlies every time they take the court. Carson even added a message of support for the team she loves so much.

"Go Grizzlies!"

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • $60M renovation project unveiled for Bartlett High School

    $60M renovation project unveiled for Bartlett High School

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:15:05 GMT
    (Source: Bartlett City Schools)(Source: Bartlett City Schools)

    Work is set to start soon on a major renovation project at Bartlett High School, with a big component focused on making students safer. New renderings show how the $60 million-dollar plan will transform the high school. It will include upgraded common areas, as well as a new library, cafeteria and auditorium. "Parts of this campus are over a hundred years old," said Jason Sykes, Bartlett City Schools' communications, volunteer & outreach coordinator. "We have not ...

    More >>

    Work is set to start soon on a major renovation project at Bartlett High School, with a big component focused on making students safer. New renderings show how the $60 million-dollar plan will transform the high school. It will include upgraded common areas, as well as a new library, cafeteria and auditorium. "Parts of this campus are over a hundred years old," said Jason Sykes, Bartlett City Schools' communications, volunteer & outreach coordinator. "We have not ...

    More >>
  • BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:44:50 GMT

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

    More >>

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

    More >>
  • The one year anniversary of Memphis in May-hem

    The one year anniversary of Memphis in May-hem

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:43:30 GMT
    The toppled Tom Lee MemorialThe toppled Tom Lee Memorial

    May 27 marks the one year anniversary of a devastating wind storm that struck Memphis and the Mid-South and was later dubbed Memphis in May-hem.  On the evening of Saturday May 27 a line of strong storms moved southeast out of southern Missouri and into northeastern Arkansas.  The day had been very warm and muggy and was ripe for fueling any storms that entered the area.  This was also the final day of festivities in Downtown Memphis at Tom Lee for Memphis In May a...

    More >>

    May 27 marks the one year anniversary of a devastating wind storm that struck Memphis and the Mid-South and was later dubbed Memphis in May-hem.  On the evening of Saturday May 27 a line of strong storms moved southeast out of southern Missouri and into northeastern Arkansas.  The day had been very warm and muggy and was ripe for fueling any storms that entered the area.  This was also the final day of festivities in Downtown Memphis at Tom Lee for Memphis In May a...

    More >>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    More >>

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    More >>
  • Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)

    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

    More >>

    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

    More >>
  • Police release body cam footage of I-95 shooting death

    Police release body cam footage of I-95 shooting death

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:21:37 GMT
    Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed by a Richmond police officer on Monday, May 14. (Source: Richmond Police Department)Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed by a Richmond police officer on Monday, May 14. (Source: Richmond Police Department)

    The Richmond Police Department released body camera and surveillance camera footage on Friday of the shooting death of Marcus-David Peters.

    More >>

    The Richmond Police Department released body camera and surveillance camera footage on Friday of the shooting death of Marcus-David Peters.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly