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Guestbook Archives - 2002
Visit the guestbook archives and see the messages left by Brendan's family and friends in the first five years after his departure...

Guestbook Archives - 2001

Guestbook Archives - 2002

Guestbook Archives - 2003

Guestbook Archives - 2004

Guestbook Archives - 2005

Guestbook Archives - 2006


matt williams
29 December 2002 11:16:57 PM

hey brendan, im joey dacys cousin. we met a couple times at baseball games. you played with my cousin. he said you were a great player and you inspired him. i just wanted to say it was cool meeting you and im sorry for what happened. you were a nice guy and i will see you again in time...

25 December 2002 08:42:27 PM


24 December 2002 09:46:45 PM

i miss you brendan....merry christmas...love d

24 December 2002 12:36:57 PM

Merry Christmas Hero...

24 December 2002 01:03:20 AM

Brendan, thank you for everything you have taught me - strength, love and hope. There will always be a place in my heart for you, Brendan. "I'll go one forever only knowing I'll see you again"

10 December 2002 08:02:44 PM

Hey Brend, this site kinda makes me sad so i get kinda scared to come here and look at it... but i think about you a lot even without seeing the site, thanx for watching over Shannon, have a great time up there. <3 Lynz

02 December 2002 12:39:01 PM

Brendan, u were a great baseball player and a great friend...u will always be in my heart.

28 November 2002 12:26:26 AM

hey brendan, we didnt know each other that well but i still felt like i was close to you some how, i was the batboy for the 2000 varsity and out of all the players you were the nicest to me and threw me BP. this year ill be playin leftfield for the 2003 freshman and everytime i step out there im doing it in your honor. thanks bro

17 November 2002 10:46:09 PM

Breandan was such a great ball player. I will always remember you as my fifth grade reading buddy. Im always thinking of you and will always miss you

13 November 2002 06:45:37 PM

Well, the improbable happened in baseball this year. Anaheim won the Series led by a young, power hitting third baseman who wasn't at all afraid of getting his uniform filthy. MVP Troy Glaus was fun to watch simply 'cause he was played every inning, of every game, the way Brendan did every day. Shine on, BG!

09 November 2002 10:20:15 PM


07 September 2002 03:50:35 AM

You were untouchable man... your loyalty and friendship cant be forgotten. You were so proud of your family and friends, yet you were so modest and humble. Anyone who ever knew you now has a reason to believe...

soccerhanah@ aol.com
04 September 2002 08:03:18 PM

Dear Uncle Casey, This is hannah. My teacher wanted us to find a poem we thought was really great. I decided to use your poem "A Star".Your poem was really good. Love, Hannah

03 September 2002 01:01:56 AM

My computer wasn't working so I'm saying this late Brendan, Happy Birthday! I cannot begin to explain how much I miss you, you were such a wonderful person, I miss our long talks and being able to tell you everything. But I know some day we will get to do that again. There isn't a day that passes that you are not in my thoughts I miss you so much, and I know that you are "shimmering" up there. I was thinking about an old letter that you wrote about us and it brought back one of the many, happiest memories I had of you. I still cannot believe though that you aren't here, It still hasn't really sunk in. I remember the first time I came to visit you at school and we went for a ride and listened to Shimmer, well I'm playing it right now for you. I Love You Brendan and Miss You! I thank god for giving me an Angel! *

28 August 2002 08:36:49 AM

Happy Birthday Brendan ! <3 Danielle

28 August 2002 08:36:17 AM

26 August 2002 01:23:39 AM

Happy Birthday Brendan! You are always in our hearts and prayers.

Kimberly Haley
25 August 2002 09:35:19 PM

Happy Birthday Brendan! I wish you were here so I could tell you I hope you have a nice day, hopefully you're having a party up there! I miss you so much and I think of you every day, especially today. I love you and I wait for the day when I see you again. You'll always be my best friend, no one will ever take your place. You were the best. Love always, Kim

25 August 2002 09:06:30 PM

Happy Birthday Brendan. Still can't believe you're not here with us. We love and miss you. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Till we meet again.....

Michelle Wynn
12 August 2002 10:42:42 PM

Wonderful site. What a great thing you are doing to honor Brendan.

Michelle Wynn Executive Director Project Prentiss

05 August 2002 05:31:52 PM


23 July 2002 11:57:45 PM

Hello Cathy, Just wanted to let you know that I think of you and pray for all of you always-especially during the summer months and one-year anniversary of Brendan's passing. I must give you a call soon. I enjoy the website. Take care of yourselves. Love, Maryellen

Carolyn Pratt Murphy
16 July 2002 04:22:57 PM

Brendan must have been an angel just here for a visit! I am so impressed by this tribute and his athletic ability, courage and determination. It is so obvious to me that his family is remarkable, too. My Dad, Woodrow Pratt, loved the game of baseball, and I have two sons that played every summer for 10 years and a year at the high school level. Dad didn't live to see my boys play "the game" but Joe's right.....I know he is throwing batting practice for Brendan right now. Love to all my long lost cousins, and a big kiss to Aunt Yvonne and Susan.

Cathy Bruno  Cow151@aol.com
16 July 2002 03:35:26 PM

Brendan, its been a whole year since you passed. it seems like it was just yesterday that I received the phone call of your death. I knew you through Lyndsey, and you were a great guy and brother. You will always be a part of my heart and you will always be #1.

02 July 2002 01:56:26 PM

...can't believe it's been a year since you flew away, and I never got to say goodbye..but I know all children will fly, to somewhere brighter on the other side..and I know that you'll be there too where the sun is shining and the water's blue yeah...I know children will fly...to somewhere brighter on the other side, and I know that you're wild and free, and you'll always be a part of me...

Moby 18
28 June 2002 11:45:39 AM

all round me -- burdens seem to fall

i'm not worried at all

i'm not worried at all

all round me -- burdens seem to fall

27 June 2002 10:29:38 PM

It's been a year, my friend. I never thought it possible. I miss you more than when you left. The effect you have had on my life is enormous...whenever something is wrong, I can think about your infectious smile and somehow things just seem better. Yet there are so many things I wish you were here for...so many moments that you would just laugh at. I want you back so badly to share these times with you...I know you are looking down on us now and still getting your kicks with us but selfishly I want you with us to experience them. Nothing in this world will ever change how anyone feels about you. We all love you and miss you dearly. You are always in my heart and in my thoughts though. One year doesn't make a difference, I love you now more than ever. Things are so different now...I'm coming to visit you on Sunday and I can't wait to reminisce about so many good times. Brendan, I really, really, really miss you...I love you...

Jessica        Deesse21@aol.com
27 June 2002 04:00:10 PM

BG it has been a year since God took you from us but I know you are up in heaven watching over us all. The pain of you being gone is still very real but you will never be forgotten. Your spirit lives on through your family and friends. Everyone at AIC misses you greatly. It is difficult to watch the baseball team play without you on the field but the impact you made when you played will never be forgotten. You have taught me many things and one being live life to the fullest and take nothing for granted especially in reaching for your dreams. You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Always in my heart always my angel... i miss you 23

Beatles / George Harrison lyrics
27 June 2002 10:46:38 AM

(Little darlin') The smiles returning to their faces

(Little darlin') It seems like years since it's been clear

Here comes the sun -- Here comes the sun

And I say -- It's all right

27 June 2002 12:32:44 AM

Danielle Murphy
27 June 2002 12:11:30 AM

Well Brendan, it's been a year and it's taken me this long to even be able to write anything on this site. I miss you so much, you taught me so many things about life and you are so special to me. You made my highschool years unforgettable; whether it was being my first real relationship or being an amazing friend. There is never a day that goes by where I dont think about you and you will always be in my heart. I know you are watching over all of us, keep smiling, i love you B.

26 June 2002 11:41:22 PM

Hi Brendan, this past year has been different than any other, can't believe it has been a year, my perspective on the world has changed, I look at things in a new way, I try to see it through your eyes and love life the way you loved it...I miss you Brendan...I always knew you would be famous, just didnt expect this, I love you, I never realized so many other people did, you are amazing. Mr. and Mrs. Grant..your son is a reflection of what loving people you are, if everyone in this world had even a fraction of the heart your family holds it would be such a better place, God Bless you, my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

20 June 2002 08:45:50 PM

Brendan's Homerun on Sunday was a lot of fun and I am glad I signed up to be apart of it!

Barbara Dunn
19 June 2002 10:04:24 AM

Dear Casey - Just visited the Web site after receiving your e-mail about your successful walk/run this past weekend. It was a pleasure to sponsor Laurie on her walk. I am truly amazed by all you've accomplished this year. I feel privileged to know of such a special family as yours. Please keep the faith... you're doing a great job. Peace and love,

18 June 2002 11:03:28 AM

Howdy everyone! We had a wonderful time participating in Brendan's Home Run 5K. It was a great success at many and all levels. Congratulations to all who ran or walked and provided the spirit of the day. We really appreciate Uncle Bill providing some added excitement by taking the dive on Concord Ave. Just to let you know, he is doing fine. We visited him yesterday and he said he slept well, wasn't very sore, and has ordered his new glasses. All is well! Love, Uncle Dan

for #1
17 June 2002 03:20:44 PM

Brendan's Home Run 5K was filled with some of the most meaningful moments I've ever experienced. I am already looking forward to Father's Day 2003.

for #1
17 June 2002 03:20:31 PM

Brendan's Home Run 5K was filled with some of the most meaningful moments I've ever experienced. I am already looking forward to Father's Day 2003.

17 June 2002 06:47:20 AM

"Brendan's Home Run" was great fun! My wife and I walked the 5k and were amazed how quickly the time passed. Brendan's spirit was there behind all the smiling faces. I am sure Brendan would be extremely proud of his family and friends.

05 June 2002 09:52:03 PM

We miss you Brendan but we know your still with us.

Steve Magsam, Belmont Baseball Team
04 June 2002 11:11:20 PM

To the Grant Family: I was there the night of the tragedy. I was playing first base. It was my worst baseball experience i have ever had and I will never forget it. I miss you Brendan, I remember you telling me a few days prior to June 27th how to be a spirited and talented ballplayer, which was just to keep practicing at something you love, and I love baseball. Whenever I step on a field, I always play in your memory, and now that summer ball is coming up again this year, I would be so proud to step back out on to your field and play for my dream. Thank You for your encouragement. Your name will not be forgotten.

03 June 2002 09:43:39 PM

Hey man. You taught me a lot about high school and got me through it. I know it's a little too late to thank you, but then again it's never too late to thank a friend. You taught me two of the most valuable lessons that everyone should consider: Never give up no matter what others think of you and love what you do no matter the obstacles. Once again thanks for getting me through high school

David Braun
03 June 2002 04:42:10 PM

You're still with us.

The Landry Family
27 May 2002 05:57:54 PM

Even though we have not met the Grant family, we are very touched by the wonderful way you are honoring your son. We look forward to the Father' Day Fun Run and many more events sponsored by the foundation.

kate pierson
20 May 2002 01:35:09 PM

You will never be forgotten.

Jessica       Deesse21@aol.com
05 May 2002 09:41:54 PM

"So in a few minutes when the umpire yells 'Play Ball!', take a deep breath, and allow your dreams to come forth out upon this field. Join, in spirit, the talented young men out here this evening, who indeed, are playing out their dreams." Every time i step out on the field I think of you Brendan. If I play left field that game I say a prayer cuz I know you are listening... thanks for the ball ;o) Everyone misses you Brendan, we love u <3

AnnMarie Picone
02 May 2002 05:38:21 PM

Brendan, You were were one of the best athletes and people I had ever met. Even though my grade and I were so much younger than you we all knew what a great athlete and how awesome a person you were. When you subbed our class you were the best! I am so glad that I knew you and that i know your sisters and your family. Your not gone at all your still here in them i see that everyday. We all miss you so much Brendan and luv you so much! The field looks soooooo unbelivable im so proud to say its yours. When anyone plays on this they'll be playing the sport that you loved more than anything and be living your wonderful dreams and hopes of baseball over and over. WE LOVE U!

Nick Kacoyanis
01 May 2002 08:25:37 PM

To Brendan and the Grant family: Even though Brendan was number 23 in the AIC Yellow Jacket program, he will always be number 1 in our hearts. The town of Belmont has lost a wonderful person in our everyday lives and everyone has been touched in some way by the passing of Brendan. We will always miss you Brendan and you will never be forgotten. I just want to end by saying I play baseball for Belmont High and whenever I step onto the field I think about Brendan, not only as the great ball player he was, but also what a great person he was and how he has influenced me to play the game of baseball. God bless you Brendan and all of the Grant family.

Kimberly Haley
30 April 2002 10:22:07 AM

Brendan-I miss you so much it is indescribable. i miss our talks at night that would last til 4 in the morning, about anything and everything we could think of to talk about. you were one of my closest friends and i wish you were still here so i could still call you and talk to you again. my friend kim was taken from us the other night and i hope that you guys are hanging out up there together. you were both the friendliest, fun-loving and caring people so i know that you two will get along just fine. take care of each other for me until i can see you again. I love you buddy

30 April 2002 12:31:30 AM

The last time I was home the field was looking great!! An awesome tribute to Brendan. We still all love and miss him, and know that he is still here with us.

29 April 2002 03:39:18 PM

Never forget...

Caitlin M. Driscoll
16 April 2002 12:43:43 AM

I unfortunately did not get to know you Brendan, but I'm lucky enough to say you're sister is one of my best friends and from what she and everyone tells me you were a great person and a great brother. The field is coming along really well I think you'd like it. You're a hero to all of us! Take care.

05 April 2002 10:46:14 AM

BRENDAN.....as I read through prior postings I found out you are quite a guy and an excellent athlete and role model.


05 April 2002 10:35:56 AM

To the Grant Family ..... God Bless You !

..... I hope you are moving forward !

An ECAC Baseball Umpire

27 March 2002 04:22:32 PM

Grant family, its hard to believe it has been 9 months since Brendan has left us...there is not a day that goes by, that i do not think about him. We love you bro now and always.

19 March 2002 04:48:02 PM

Hi,,,just wanted to write and say how well the The Great Pretenders night went,,,,they still got it!

The entire evening was well put together...nice job!

The Bressler Family
11 March 2002 10:36:45 PM

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Casey Grant and Family, I just had to tell you all that there isn't a day that goes by that my family and I don't think of Brendan. Brendan could always put a smile on our face and a warm feeling in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH BRENDAN AND WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE MISSED TROUBLY!!!!

24 February 2002 11:56:09 PM

miss you bro, I always think about you

Andrew Da Prata
13 February 2002 08:20:51 PM

I am unbelievably grateful that there is a website I can look at every once in a while at college to remind me of Brendan. I would just like to say that it is a great site and it helps me to keep Brendan in my heart. Thank you to everybody that helped to create it;   you did a great job. -Andrew Da Prato

02 February 2002 05:18:50 AM

I love and miss you buddy...

Tim Martin
29 January 2002 03:17:26 PM

It has taken me a long time to even come to the point of writing this. I miss Brendan every day, I constantly think of him, or even think that I hear or see him sometimes. Though I know that I haven't seen or heard him, it makes me realize that one of my closest friends is constantly with me. I only hope that people continue to think of Brendan with the same love that he brought into my life.

25 January 2002 02:11:19 AM

Brendan "Nothing can take you away from me".  I miss you so much and i love you with all my heart...I think about you everyday. I will love you always and always, and forever and forever "bro". No one can ever take away the footprints you have left in all of our hearts...WE LOVE YOU NOW AND ALWAYS... "be good...riiight" You are the ONE and ONLY...

24 January 2002 12:59:21 AM

To the Grant family... I am so sorry for your loss. I think that you are very strong and incredible people, may god be with you always. Brendan i wonder where you are, and imagine what your doing, i miss you so much. You are such are Hero to so many people. I think about you everyday and stare at our pictures for hours... We thank you so much for your loyalty and friendship that will never be forgotten...

John Norton
17 January 2002 08:09:05 PM

Dear Grants, Just thinking of you, especially as we put the last of the college applications in the mail. Will wrote his college essay on Brendan, his death and Casey's example of faith and strength. It is called "Looking for a Reason" and, if you ask him sometime, I am sure he would show it to you. By the way, Will plans to play college ball next year. Take care. -John

17 January 2002 09:44:59 AM

Brendan, I miss you so much, there isn't a day that goes by when your not in my thoughts. I'll never forget you... <3<3<3....Always remember (lnsrymrupf)

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