Grayson James Peters
July 24, 2013 – October 17, 2018
Our angel, our baby, our beautiful boy Grayson passed away in his Mother’s arms Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 8:20am wrapped in love from his Mommy and Daddy. He ran to Jesus, free of his earthly limitations. Grayson was a warrior who lived life to the fullest despite Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Grayson is survived by his mother, Jennifer (Boro) Peters; his father, Brandon Peters; his big brother Kaleb (10); and his big sister Ella (8, also an SMA warrior), all of Omaha. He is also survived by his grandparents; Mark and Nancy (Remar) Boro and Shane and Kathy (Boswell) Peter; uncles Matt and Brian (Sophia) Boro and Ben and John Peters. He also leaves behind so many cousins, friends and family. FLY FREE, OUR BEATUTIFUL ANGEL. ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS.
SERVICES: Monday, Oct. 22nd at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7790 S. 192nd St., with VISITATION beginning at 4pm and MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 6pm. Please, don’t wear black. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Grayson was so wanted from the moment his little life began. Kaleb and Ella were so excited for a new baby brother to come. Ella was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and we knew that there was a chance that Grayson would also be born with this disease. But, it didn’t matter. We opened our hearts for whatever God blessed us with. God picked this little cherub just for us. Grayson’s fair skin covered with freckles, his bright blue eyes, and his golden flecked hair looked like an angel who fell straight from the clouds. With just one look and a smile, that boy radiated more love than most people could even fit into a lifetime.
Grayson loved to sing and dance, wrestle and play super heroes. Regardless of his body’s weakness, his was soul was strong like the Hulk and he loved to show his muscles. He was funny, loved to joke and was so active. He played baseball with his sister, cheered her on at dance, cheered his brother on at baseball, basketball and football games, loved to swim, play catch and walk his dog, Leo. His heart was kind and sweet.
Grayson and his sister, Ella were some the faces that led the FAST Movement, a group of mothers who fought for the first treatment of SMA to be approved by the FDA. His Mommy flew to DC with their pictures in her hands and spoke to urge them to approve what the children needed. And they succeeded. He loved babies and always wanted to hold any baby he saw. He looked at them so lovingly. The day after his death we received news that the cure for SMA, that everyone has been so desperate for, was submitted to the FDA for approval. Any baby born with SMA may be able to get this cure and never have to face what those before them did. We would like to think our sweet boy took this up with Jesus the minute that he saw Him. He was everything we had ever dreamed of and everything that we needed. Our Grayson was taken too soon, but we try to imagine him running free, free of his breathing machine, free of his wheelchairs, free of his braces, just free.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
7790 S. 192nd St., Gretna, NE 68028
(any overflow can park in the Reeder Elementary parking lot just north of the church)
6010 S. 189th St. Omaha, NE 68135
Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak & Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68124
Hotel Accommodations near us and the Church:
**Big rooms for SMA families**
Home2 Suites by Hilton
17889 Chicago St., Omaha, NE 68118
Comfort Suites West Omaha
2500 S. 192nd Ave, Omaha, NE 68130
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Omaha West
17677 Wright St, Omaha, NE 68130