In the spring of 1998, while playing college baseball, Steve was diagnosed with leukemia. His battle was a difficult one with chemotherapy and total body radiation. Ultimately a successful bone marrow transplant took place in January 1999, which required multiple platelet infusions and included several graph verses host side effects. These battles were all overcome. It was this gift from God, matching bone marrow, that allowed us to enjoy Steve for almost twenty years. This illness, he had defeated, left unforeseeable damage that contributed to his early passing at the age of 38 years old in 2016.
Steve was a loving, faithful son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and a great friend to many. There have been many tears shed for Steve. These tears are going to be turned into a positive by the establishment of the Steve “Grimey” Grimes Memorial Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. His many friends and relatives are going to work hard to raise funds to attack leukemia and help fund research for a cure.
Please utilize the link below to make a donation in Steve’s name. All funds are utilized specifically for research for a cure for blood cancers.